Shift: Living in the Digital Age

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.,,30417,00.html?maca=en-podcast_shift_en-7877-xml-mrss

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 hours 32 minutes


Robotics suit teaches paraplegics learn to walk again

The Japanese exoskeleton suit HAL uses wearers' brains signals to teach paraplegics how to walk by themselves again. DW reporter Cassandra Boh tried HAL out and turned the power of her thoughts into motion.



Working ergonomically thanks to robo-technology

Exoskeletons are robotic suits that give people super strength. Even though many are just the size of a backpack, they help people lift heavy objects. They’re already used in care work, logistics and the auto industry.



What dangers are hidden within the crypto art craze?

Digital objects can be replicated indefinitely. But thanks to NFTs, singular ownership can now be ascribed. The so-called smart contract contains information on the edition of the work, its creator, and its owner.



NFT Fraud and Counterfeiting

Theoretically, anyone can create an NFT for a work of art and put it up for sale. This presents a danger for artists. How can they protect their work in the digital space?



Esports in Abidijan: A game changer

Thousands of people in Africa dream of an esports career. Abidjan is the largest metropolis in Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa. There, young people train hard every afternoon to have a shot at an esports career.


 2021-04-09  2m

Esports and sexism: Enough is enough

Esports commentator Indiana Black says there's too much sexism in the industry. As a result, she's no longer working as a commentator for the games.


 2021-04-09  1m

Hanging out in PC Bangs

PC Bangs sound like parties, but they're actually popular gaming centers for South Korea's eSport fans. Pro tip: They are especially packed on the weekends!


 2021-04-09  0m

Esports bar: Homebase for legends

In South Korea, esports are trumping soccer when it comes to public screenings. Fans often meet to watch League of Legends in bars. Especially during tournaments, many gamers prefer collective viewings to watching alone at home.


 2021-04-09  0m

Coded Bias - How did AI become racist?

Director Shalini Kantayya's documentary "Coded Bias" reveals the racist and sexist nature of AI programming and highlights the threats it poses to society.


 2021-03-26  2m

Systemic discrimination in AI

Algorithms and artificial intelligence-based systems view the world on the basis of data. But who controls these data sets and what conclusions do they allow? The lack of computer ethics is a problem.


 2021-03-26  1m