Understanding Digital Transformation –
Shaping the Future Together

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New bidt study: Generative AI is significantly changing the working environment

A new study by bidt shows: Generative artificial intelligence (AI) such as ChatGPT has spread rapidly in German workplaces. User satisfaction is relatively high – but so is risk awareness and the desire for more guidelines and regulation.

In Focus


A look behind the scenes: in the second issue of our bidt magazine, we introduce you to our research and the people at the Institute and provide insights into the interdisciplinary collaboration within the different projects.

Among other inspiring topics, Prof. Alexander Pretschner (Chairman of the board of directors) and Dr. Margret Hornsteiner (Head of Communications and Dialogue) discuss the importance of dialogue in research on digital transformation. Why do we need data literacy to find our way in a data-driven world? What role does communication play in the development of a care robot? And why should diversity and inclusion play a more prominent role in the design processes of AI technologies?


Digital Work Environment

Digitalised processes facilitate workflows, while technology enables new forms of communication and collaboration: insights into the opportunities – and possible conflicts – arising from the partnership between humans and machines.


The digitalisation of the workplace is changing the skill set asked of employees – an important reason for assessing the current situation.

Digital Society

How do we succeed in the digital transformation of society? From the state of digitalisation in Germany to questions regarding its benefits for the common good, social change requires a dialogue prioritising knowledge transfer.

Internet of Things

IoT? How does connectivity – the networking between devices in industry and private households – work? Our glossary provides answers to your questions.

Digital Public Sphere

Digital media, fake news, and the power of opinions – our access to information these days is unparalleled. So how can we shape public discourse, political coordination, and participation? What set of rules is necessary for a digital public sphere?

Controlling opinion power and monitoring diversity in the digital age

What challenges arise from players like Facebook, Google or YouTube?

Digital Politics

As a cross-sectional issue, digitalisation presents particular challenges for policymakers. Digital politics unites the social and political questions and responsibilities arising from digital transformation.

Prospects for digital policy

A discussion on the future of digital policy, in cooperation with the National Academy of Science and Engineering.

Digital Responsibility

Digital transformation leads to ethical and legal issues when digital technologies are used for the common good, ranging from digital participation to data security.

When will machines decide for us?

Julian Nida-Rümelin explains why machines and algorithms can support decision-making with automated processes, but cannot make independent decisions.

Digital Competition

Digitalisation is reshaping the global economic order. As companies digitalise products and services, their market positions are shifting. How can we carve out a European approach to the international digital competition?

Germany in the World Digital Competitiveness Ranking

An overview of important digitalisation figures.

On the future of the digital society

Fresh insights: Our blog features internal and external expert voices.

More than a job

At bidt, we nurture professional curiosity. Since digitalisation permeates all areas of our lives, as a team we want to actively contribute to a better understanding of digital transformation and its developments – and how to shape them.

Dr. Christoph Egle, Managing Director bidt