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22
OCT
2021

Digital sovereignty and data sovereignty

Digital technologies are data-driven. But who has access to the data, and who is allowed to use it? Digital sovereignty means that people can decide for themselves how their data is used.
08
OCT
2021

Are brain-computer interfaces risky?

What would happen if medical professionals and tech entrepreneurs could control the impulses in our brains? Some diseases, such as addiction, could potentially be cured. But how would this impact a person's personality?
24
SEP
2021

The impact of future mobility

Discussions on the future of road-use have so far focused on the safety of self-driving vehicles. But the acceptance of future mobility also depends on factors such as data protection and sustainability.
24
SEP
2021

The brain of a self-driving car

In self-driving vehicles, the engine will no longer be so important. It's all about the computer—as data from radar, lidar and other sensors must be analyzed in real time and processed by the AI.
10
SEP
2021

Facebook blocks algorithm research

Does the Instagram algorithm favor certain politicians or topics? The non-profit organization AlgorithmWatch launched a study to answer these questions. Once again, Facebook hindered the research into its algorithms.
10
SEP
2021

How right-wing extremists are weaponizing

On Instagram, right-wing extremists use beautiful photos and subtle captions about home and tradition to lure new recruits. One young woman who used to be part of this scene explains how the process works.
27
AUG
2021

African languages at a digital disadvantage

Mozilla's Common Voice project wants to use crowdsourcing to digitize as many languages as possible, because minority languages - especially those from Africa - are rarely found online or in language assistance systems.
27
AUG
2021

Making Zimbabwe visible online

Tawanda Kanhema took action when he discovered that his hometown of Harare was not shown on Google Street View. He used a 360° camera to shoot more than 3,000 kilometers of Zimbabwe to upload online.
13
AUG
2021

Why is TikTok so addictive?

TikTok tracks its users' behavior very precisely. The platform's AI-supported algorithm accurately selects videos based on personal preferences. When a user opens the app, the videos start playing immediately. It's hard to stop.

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