Can I use blockchain technology? Will artificial intelligence take over my career? What exactly is "Machine Learning"? These are some of the questions „SHIFT – Living in the Digital Age“ tries to answer. The program focuses on a single topic – in depth and in detail. We talk to experts, present the key facts and explain complicated subjects in a simple manner. SHIFT – substantial, never superficial.
YouTube's algorithm goes by watch times and reactions, not quality. Extreme videos lure users into staying on the site longer, exposed to more advertising. Ex-YouTube worker Guillaume Chaslot calls for a new approach.
How secure are e-wallets compared to online banking or credit cards? Which is better? Cash or mobile payment systems? Julie Maupin, an expert on e-wallets and crypto-currencies provides answers in a Shift Comparison.
Streaming videos online or buying a DVD. Hard copy or the cloud. Paper book or ebook. Which is better for the environment: the digital or the offline option? Environmental economist Steffen Lange has the answers.
Printing your own spare parts instead of throwing things away - 3D printing is sustainable. However, weapons can also easily be made at home - a dangerous aspect of 3D printing. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?