Are sustainability and digitalisation connected? What does structural change mean for Germany? Will the European Green Deal make everything in Europe "green"? These and many other interesting questions are answered by experts from science, politics, business and society in the Wuppertal Institute's podcast "Zukunftswissen.fm".
"Zukunftswissen.fm" regularly addresses exciting topics related to transformation processes and innovations for sustainable development. Thinkers and doers from science, politics, business and society share their ideas and lift the lid on new developments. The podcast is produced in German language.
Why is the podcast called "Zukunftswissen.fm"? Three different forms of knowledge are needed to initiate change processes towards a climate-friendly and resource-light world: system knowledge, target knowledge and transformation knowledge. The Wuppertal Institute calls the integration and interaction of these three different forms of knowledge "Zukunftswissen" (German for future knowledge).
What are the social and environmental impacts of artificial intelligence (AI)? Catherine Miller, Director of the European AI & Society Fund, and Dr. Holger Berg, Vice-Director of the Circular Economy Division and Co-Head of the Research Unit Digital Transformation and at the Wuppertal Institute, discuss resources required to develop and operate AI models, poor working conditions during AI training, and critical application areas such as the assessment of prison sentences. Miller and Berg also talk about the role of policymakers, the extent to which strict regulation of AI is needed, and whether AI can help combat climate change.