The Couch Lessons are a free-of-charge series of in-depth online lectures and conversations about Artificial Intelligence; a project of the Goethe-Institut, sponsored by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. Every Wednesday, experts in artificial intelligence (AI) from around the world discuss the opportunities, challenges, and risks associated with algorithmic decision making systems. As AI contributes to the next revolution in human history, what does this mean for our society? How intelligent can machines become and can they make fair decisions? Are we threatened by the automation of society through algorithms and AI? Will innately human skills such as the creation of art be computerized? Or will AI make the world a better place by helping us solve big problems such as climate change, pandemics, and inequalities?