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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Virtual Reality for All


The first virtual-reality headsets will be making their market debut throughout 2016. Hard and software developers are working feverishly on new applications for them. Virtual-reality pioneer Oculus Rift is to be the first to release its VR headset. Now, companies are rushing to develop products for the virtual 3D worlds. One is Icaros in Munich. Their new fitness device combines a controller fitted with sensors, a VR headset and an app to go with it...


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 2016-03-28  3m
 
 

Virtual reality for all


The first virtual-reality headsets will be making their market debut throughout 2016. Hardware and software developers are working feverishly on new applications for them. Virtual-reality pioneer Oculus Rift is to be the first to release its VR headset. Now, companies are rushing to develop products for the virtual 3D worlds. One is Icaros in Munich. Their new fitness device combines a controller fitted with sensors, a VR headset and an app to go with it...


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 2016-03-28  3m
 
 

Twitter, ten years on


When something happens anywhere in the world, the Twittersphere is often the first to know. But user numbers are stagnating and the company still hasn't made a profit. What will the future bring for Twitter? The story of Twitter's success began on 21 March, 2006. When the US social networking service floated its stock in 2013, many observers thought it could be bigger than Facebook. It hasn't been...


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 2016-03-21  3m
 
 

German start-ups at SXSW


The South by Southwest (SXSW) festivals are now a leading showcase for start-ups. At the Accelerator Competition, interactive tech companies from the world over presented their ideas. German start-ups drew crowds.South by Southwest (SXSW) was first held in Austin, Texas, as a music festival. But the "Interactive" component has been growing in size and significance to become one of the largest of its kind anywhere...


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 2016-03-21  3m
 
 

German start-ups at SXSW


The South by Southwest (SXSW) festivals are now a leading showcase for start-ups. At the Accelerator Competition, interactive tech companies from the world over presented their ideas. German start-ups drew crowds.South by Southwest (SXSW) was first held in Austin, Texas, as a music festival. But the "Interactive" component has been growing in size and significance to become one of the largest of its kind anywhere...


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 2016-03-21  3m
 
 

Twitter, ten years on


When something happens anywhere in the world, the Twittersphere is often the first to know. But user numbers are stagnating and the company still hasn't made a profit. What will the future bring for Twitter?


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 2016-03-21  3m
 
 

Bitnation - The virtual country


Online activists have founded a virtual state called Bitnation. The decentralized organization is designed as an alternative to traditional states. There are no limits, and a wide range of options. Text: Bitnation knows no hierarchies, is autonomous, and is based on voluntary participation. Anyone can join, contribute and offer services. The idea is based on the cryptocurrency bitcoin and the technology that produced the latter: blockchain. There are currently 1500 "citizens” worldwide...


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 2016-03-14  3m
 
 

Bitnation: The virtual country


Online activists have founded a virtual state called Bitnation. The decentralized organization is designed as an alternative to traditional states. There are no limits, and a wide range of options.


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 2016-03-14  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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 2016-03-07  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.


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 2016-03-07  3m