In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.
The government-debt crisis that hit a decade ago plunged countless Greeks into poverty and caused the economy to shrink by a quarter. Many companies folded. But others survived, at least in part due to the tenacity of their owners.
What is more human than artistic creation? Well, here too AI is on the march and causing a rethink of creativity. Computers can generate paintings and contribute to new works in co-operation with human artists.
Corporations such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple wield massive power, and are changing the way we live. They quash smaller rivals; they find ways to pay little tax; governments struggle to regulate them. What is to be done?
We talk to the NYU philosophy professor about AI and ethics. As computers and robots act ever more autonomously, the question arises: What kind of ethical constraints are or should be in place? Can computers be taught to act morally?
Obsolete, unused, forgotten - stacks of patents are just sitting around in drawers at the Patent Office. Once promising ideas, some are no longer relevant in today's world. But in bundles by the thousands, they're actually very valuable.
The job interview - a place where judgements are made in a matter of seconds. Friendly or unfriendly? Competent or incompetent? We form first impressions subconsciously, and rarely give people a second chance.
Lots of people sell their stuff online, like clothes and old smartphones. And there are companies behind these online markets, cashing in on the second hand goods. But it's not always easy. Quality fluctuates and there's not always enough stock.