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the future of the digital society

How will humans and machines work together in the future? What challenges will be brought on by artificial intelligence? Where does Germany stand regarding digitalisation compared to the global competition? The digital transformation raises questions that will affect every individual as well as society as a whole.

Through the blog, the bidt provides a forum for researchers from various disciplines and experts from practice to exchange ideas on the topic of digital transformation.


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1406, 2021

Interdisciplinary challenges on the way to public value-oriented software engineering


Making sure that software-intensive systems are compliant with regulatory requirements, in domains such as public service media, say, may not be the most straightforward task. Indeed, we face special challenges when it comes to the engineering of such systems for modern media organisations.

106, 2021

Copyright in the digital age: legislation in the context of conflicting interests


Two years ago, a planned introduction of upload filters resulting from the EU’s Digital Single Market Directive triggered broad public debate. This controversial reform is now due to be implemented in German law by summer 2021. Despite the grand coalition’s previous announcements denying such an introduction, provision has now been made for upload filters in the new Copyright Service Providers Act.

2505, 2021

Enabling prescision medicine with AI


Artificial intelligence and related technologies keep shaping our society, providing us with more and more solutions that seemed impossible only a few years ago. This blog post gives an insight into the research field of bioinformatics, showing how modern technologies contribute to the digitalisation in the biomedical sector.

2004, 2021

What is software?


Software is on everybody's lips, software engineering is considered the key discipline par excellence, software "eats the world". In this article, we explain what software actually is, and what it has to do with AI and machine learning.

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