Dr Jörg Dräger

Bertelsmann Stiftung
Member of the Board
Intelligent machines and us - how algorithms are shaping our lives and how we can use them to our advantage

Artificial intelligence is more than just Industry 4.0. Algorithms are changing the way we live and already form part of many people’s everyday lives. They can make our society more equitable, efficient and humane, but they also have the potential to increase discrimination and social inequality. The art of programming is political. It is up to us to use algorithms for socially meaningful purposes and not just exploit their technical possibilities. We have to reconsider the relationship between people and machines.

Short CV:

Dr Jörg Dräger has been a board member at the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the managing director of the Centre for Higher Education since 2008. He deals with the topics of integration, education and digitisation. From 2001 to 2008, Jörg Dräger was the Senator for Science and Research in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and a member of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs. He had previously founded the Northern Institute of Technology in Hamburg and obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics.