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.

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"Aibo" - The Next Generation Pet


"Aibo" is outfitted with cameras, voice recognition, and motion sensors. These let the robo-pup recognize and react to its owner. Data generated by "Aibo" is kept in cloud storage.


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"Lovot" - the Lovable Robot


The "Lovot" robot is a true cuddle-bot. It is designed to develop a highly emotional connection with its owner. Its decisions are steered by machine-learning algorithms.


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Qoobo - The Joyous Cushion


"Qoobo" is a fluffly pillow that responds to touch, and whose tail can move in 40 different ways. It's a signature toy from the Tokyo company Yukai Engineering and aims to cheer people up.


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How to do online activism


Journalist and digital-rights activist Markus Beckedahl discusses ways to protest effectively on social media. Reaching an audience, making a mark, making a difference -- none of that happens by itself. Here is some expert advice.


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How safe is facial recognition technology?


In our interview, data scientist Mia Chang talks about what might happen if a hacker were to gain access to a databank, how the software can be circumvented, and the prospects that facial recognition offers.


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 2020-06-19  1m
 
 

Gadgets that Read Emotions: Wearable Mood Trackers


Bracelets, rings and other smart gadgets do far more than just count steps; they measure biometric data and analyze users’ emotions. Then, they recommend meditation or breathing exercises based on the moods they detect.


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 2020-06-12  2m
 
 

VR at France's most famous construction site


Ever since the devastating fire in April 2019, Paris's Notre Dame cathedral has been off-limits. A VR film crew is accompanying its reconstruction, and allowing guests to virtually tour the construction site.


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 2020-05-26  2m
 
 

Flying through the Amazon rainforest


Swim along the Amazon River as a caiman – the "Inside Tumucumaque" VR experience lets you do just that. Users can explore 400 hectars in a protected Brazilian rainforest from the point of view of five native species.


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 2020-05-26  1m
 
 

Hiroshi Ishiguro’s Androids


For decades, Hiroshi Ishiguro has been researching with human-like robots. With his most well-known android Geminoid, he created a robotic twin to learn more about himself.


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 2020-03-13  1m
 
 

Mindar: The Robot Buddhist


An android philosophizes about desire, anger and selfishness. Mindar can expound on the fundamentals of the Buddhist faith. His sermons are part of a multimedia performance.


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 2020-03-13  1m