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– Frederik Harder, graduate student in Amsterdam
Here you can find our introductory text on artificial intelligence by the physicist and neuroscientist David Hofmann (German)
– even though the term triggers associations such as
Do we want that robots take care of us in the future, wonders Dirk Walbrühl here (German)
world supremacy and apocalypse, very often it means »no more« than data analysis. This might sound less exciting, but it is a powerful tool indeed – not only to understand what we click and buy, but also to find answers to questions that might improve the lives of many people.
Here, Dirk Walbrühl describes how filter bubbles work online (German)
personalized ads and vote-rigging: Tech companies such as Facebook and consultancies such as
»Data drives all we do« – that’s the slogan of the consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The company offers advice for election campaigns and targeted marketing. Therefore, they evaluate Big Data. The influence of their analyses on the results of the US-election 2016 was a highly controversial issue (German).
know how to use artificial intelligence for their own gain. Their data analyses systematically interfere with social structures. However, the problem is not artificial intelligence itself but rather the question it is confronted with: »How can we grow faster?«, »How can we make more profit?«
But what would the results look like if instead we asked:
Effective Altruism poses the question: What is the most efficient way to help? (German)
»How can we get better at doing good?«
What marketing and saving the world have in common
Collecting data, finding patterns and making predictions. These are the 3 steps that allow Google, Facebook and Co. to detect