Travel through the land that leads the world in robotics engineering. We accompany Toshimitsu Kawano. He sells German technology to Japanese firms to better connect their factories with one another. Japan is playing catch-up with Industry 4.0.
The Chinese government believes that it can become the top tech nation in the world sooner rather than later. Some milestones have already been met with more in sight as China looks to surpass the US, Japan and Korea.
Once a tech front-runner, Germany now faces the mammoth task of catching up with today's AI giants. Angela Merkel has launched a broad initiative to transform lagging digital infrastructure and paper-based bureaucracy.
For years, investment in digital infrastructure has been urged in Germany, with business leaders saying the country risks being left behind. But is Europe’s powerhouse really so unprepared for the digital revolution?
Let's suppose Bill "It's the economy, stupid!" Clinton was right, and citizens vote primarily based on the state of the economy. DW's Andreas Becker has a look at how the German economy is actually doing.
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