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Every week, Bianca Hauda and Romy Strasseburg investigate the questions that are currently enthusing people in a European metropolis . 

JULY 2020



by Henning Schmitz


The robot said calmly, "He loves you."

For a minute Susan Calvin said nothing. She just stared at herself.

Then: "You're wrong. You must be wrong."

(From "Lies!" by Isaac Asimov)


Robot Herbie is not mistaken, but he is lying. Because he is programmed to please everyone, he bends the truth in such a way that he is well received by his interlocutors in the current situation, which quickly leads to conflicts, which he tries to solve by further lies.

Utopia or possible future scenario when robotic technology and artificial intelligence will evolve in a few years?

Should we be thinking about implementing moral authorities into the AI brain today so that we can hold our own tomorrow in a world of intelligent machines?

I deal with this topic in my docufiction

"Everything under control?":



binaural (german)


APRIL 2020

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