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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 3m. Bisher sind 120 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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Mark Zuckerberg’s offensive on hate speech


Facebook has a growing problem with hate speech, and the German government is demanding that the social networking platform tackle the issue. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visits Berlin to answer his critics.The US company is spending €1 million on its Online Civil Courage Initiative to tackle extremism and hatred...


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 2016-02-29  3m
 
 

Mark Zuckerberg’s offensive on hate speech


Facebook has a growing problem with hate speech, and the German government is demanding that the social networking platform tackle the issue. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visits Berlin to answer his critics.


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 2016-02-29  3m
 
 

Emojis Trend


They laugh, they cry - and their expressions can be worth more than a thousand words. Emojis are hugely popular in social media and messenger services alike. What impact are they having on communication?The first emojis were created in 1998 by a Japanese mobile phone operator. Their spread across the globe, however, did not come for another 13 years - when Apple incorporated the pictograms into its operating system. Some of the most popular emojis were developed by an Austrian graphic designer.


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 2016-02-22  3m
 
 

Virtual Reality: Visual revolution in film


A growing number of filmmakers are showing an interest in virtual reality goggles. The 360° technology opens up new dimensions in computerized visualization - while also posing major challenges for the producers.Virtual reality goggles have entered the world of cinema. British filmmakers are now working with 360° technology. Designing visual narratives for virtual reality, however, involves facing some very acute challenges.


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 2016-02-22  2m
 
 

Landmarks revisualized on Instagram


London photographer Rich McCor had an idea for how to photograph the sights in his city in a novel way: he gives them new and whimsical spins by adding paper cut-outs. Rich McCor posted his images on Instagram and received an offer from travel guide publisher Lonely Planet. The publisher liked them so much that they sent McCor to Stockholm, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Paris. Now his Instagram channel has about 30,000 subscribers.


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 2016-02-15  2m
 
 

Business discovers Snapchat


The mobile messaging app Snapchat is especially popular with young users. Now businesses have started using the app to introduce products to a younger target audience. Snapchat was launched in 2011 and has become especially popular with the under-25 user base. The photo and video messages are for quick consumption, after which they’re deleted. It's currently the fastest growing social network. There are more than 200 million users, who send almost 9000 images per second.


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 2016-02-15  3m
 
 

The Future of Messenger Apps


Messenger apps have now moved well beyond exchanging texts and images. Soon, users will be able to shop, pay bills and transfer money through WhatsApp, WeChat and Line. The future of mobile messaging services has already arrived - in Asia. China's WeChat, for example, can be used to pay for and order clothes, meals or a taxi. Other companies can even set up their own shops on the app.


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 2016-02-08  3m
 
 

Digital assistance tackle breast cancer


Students from Uganda have developed an app to help breast cancer screening. It features a glove that can be connected to a smartphone app to relay data from sensors.The sensors search for suspicious lumps in breast tissue. The resulting images are stored in the app and sent on to specialists for a closer analysis if necessary. The screening tool is especially promising for women living in rural areas.


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 2016-01-25  1m
 
 

DreamHack - Germany’s biggest LAN party


Sweden’s DreamHack festival makes its debut in Germany. The event in Leipzig will see thousands of participants playing with and against each other. It’s the biggest LAN party in Germany. In addition to the LAN section for registered participants, there’s also a variety of e-sports tournaments featuring the stars of the scene. Manufacturers will also be attending to present their latest releases...


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 2016-01-25  3m
 
 

Works of art by a Twitter bot


Deep Forger is a Twitter bot which transforms photos into famous works of art. Send a picture to the account and you’ll get an image back of it morphed in the style of one of 2500 classic paintings. Deep Forger was programmed by Alex Champandard. Originally from France, he now lives in Vienna, where he works as a computer game developer specializing in artificial intelligence. The bot is based on the principle of neural networking, which allows it to learn as it works...


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 2016-01-18  3m