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.
At the online retailer Zalando, employees are required to rate each other. Workers at Amazon have scanners that monitor them for optimal movement. These forms of digital surveillance are poisoning work environments.
Is traditional advertising a thing of the past? Labels can now define their image via social media and not for products alone. From beauty tutorials to hashtags, it's all intended to create a sense of community.
It’s not known exactly how many people live in Makoko, a slum in the Nigerian city of Lagos. The Code for Africa initiative hopes to use open-source technology to map Makoko with the aim of improving its infrastructure.
Billion-dollar acquisitions by tech giants Microsoft and IBM have shaken the open-source community. Will these investments spell the death of the idealistic movement? Or are they a sign that open source has won?
U.S. online dating coach Amie Leadingham has tested the Facebook Dating platform and doubts that it can compete with the established sites. She says the number of potential partners on offer is limited.
Facebook's new dating platform will gather even more data about the people who use it. That's a cause for concern. Facebook has had trouble with hackers in the past, and experts warn that it could happen again.
Traditional passwords are easy to crack because people rarely adhere to password security measures. The security of biometric methods depends on the quality of the sensors and the manner in which the data is saved.
The British police are front runners when it comes to utilization of high-tech-cameras for facial recognition and identification. However, civil rights advocates are concerned about the controversial technology.