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Green light for 15 projects under the global call for interdisciplinary research on "Mobility – Global Medicine and Health Research". The following interview surrounds first experiences with a funding offer that has unintentionally become topical in the wake of the corona pandemic.

Für acht interdisziplinäre und internationale Forschungsverbünde aus den Gesellschafts- und Technikwissenschaften, die sich dem Spannungsfeld Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) und Gesellschaft widmen, hat die VolkswagenStiftung insgesamt rund 12 Mio. Euro bewilligt. Mit der Initiative stärkt die Stiftung die fach- und länderübergreifende Forschung zur verantwortungsvollen Weiterentwicklung von KI-Systemen. 

While the innovations in the field of artificial intelligence are developing rapidly, man needs to remain the measure of all things. That's what this focus topic is all about: the field of tension between AI and society.

Confidence in the independence of science is waning, research facts are denied: Those who want to convey science to a broad audience are facing new challenges. These challenges and how to approach them constructively - that's what the contributions in our focus "Science and Society" are about.

Annual reports, basic information, speeches by the secretary general and other publications by the Volkswagen Foundation.

Video: Volkswagen Foundation - Who we are, what we do
The Volkswagen Foundation is Germany‘s largest private research funding foundation, and one of the country’s largest common benefit foundations under private law: Who established the foundation? Where does its money come from? And how does the foundation work? The animated video gives a short overview.