China is experiencing a spiritual awakening after years of religious suppression. One devoted Buddhist even designed a cartoon monk to re-brand his temple. The character's latest incarnation as a robot is proving all the rage.
Will robots soon replace human decision-making in warfare? Even though no single definition for fully automated weapons systems exists, one thing is certain — they raise a host of legal, moral and arms-control questions.
After 883 years, a Cistercian monastery in western Germany is scheduled to close due to a shortage of monks. Financial costs and the small number of monks there led to the decision.
China wants to base its future economic growth on highly developed automated systems in the workplace. DW's Frank Sieren says that although this is an important strategic step globally, it poses great risks domestically.
The Chinese government has adopted a 'Made in China 2025' economic development strategy which is emerging as a huge risk to Germany's economic base, says economist Christian Rusche from the IW think tank in Cologne.
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