“Pflegesterne”: we let caregivers shine
The "#WirVsVirus Solution Enabler" initiative "Pflegesterne" encourages formerly trained caregivers to help cope with the implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Explain Corona4Kids”: supporting our children
The "#WirVsVirus Solution Enabler" project "Explain Corona4Kids" is an interactive platform aiming to support children during the crisis and strengthen the families self-efficacy.
“Pallia – Moving on together”: creating digital connection
The "#WirVsVirus Solution Enabler" project “Pallia - Moving on together” provides a digital solution for terminally ill people, suffering from isolation by visiting restrictions.
Privacy during a pandemic with Luciano Floridi
In the second edition of our virtual "AI&I" talk Philosopher Luciano Floridi sketches out five key factors when it comes to assessing the effectiveness of contact tracing.
“The Digital Stage”: making way for digital culture
The "#WirVsVirus Solution Enabler" project "The Digital Stage" creates an opportunity for larger music and theatre ensembles to rehearse and perform via the Internet.
“PodcastPhone”: digital news the analogue way
The "#WirVsVirus Solution Enabler" project "PodcastPhone" is an analogous news service that provides digital information toll-free 24/7 via telephone to close the information gap.
“EveryoneCounts”: the Social Distancing Dashboard
The "#WirVsVirus Solution Enabler" project "EveryoneCounts" quantifies the impact of Social Distancing on public mobility based on a continuous collection of public data.
“AI&I” vTalk with Luciano Floridi
In the second "AI&I" vTalk philosopher Luciano Floridi and Alexander Görlach discussed the responsible appliance of tracing apps in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vodafone Institute supports #EUvsVIRUS hackathon
The Vodafone Institute and the Vodafone Germany Foundation will fund the awards of the EU Commissions #EUvsVIRUS hackathon in the challenges Efficient Team Work and Fake News.
#WirVsVirus hackathon implementation programme
The Vodafone Institute provides startup funding, know-how and digital expertise in the German government’s Solution Enabler programme, which is part of the COVID-19 response effort.
“AI&I” vTalk with Taiwan’s Digital Minister Audrey Tang
In the “AI&I” vTalk premiere Alexander Görlach and Audrey Tang spoke about challenges and opportunities for digital democracy in the face of COVID-19.
Vinton G. Cerf on Artificial Intelligence and the future of the internet
In the fifth event of the dialogue series "AI&I" Vinton G. Cerf talks with Alexander Görlach about the effects of artificial intelligence on the job market and about visions of the Internet of the future.
F-LANE Demo Day in Berlin
Recap of the Demo Day of F-LANE, the Vodafone Institute Accelerator for Female Empowerment
Gender lens investing still has a long way to go
Around 45 investors, entrepreneurs, and intermediates in the field of impact investing engaged in lively discussions at this month’s Impact Investing Roundtable focussed on gender lens investing, co-hosted by the Vodafone Institute and the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA).
Impact investing roundtable on gender lens investing
The IIST Berlin Team together with the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and the Vodafone Institute host a new edition of the Impact Investing Roundtable Berlin.
Livestream recording – Pascal Finette on the impact of AI
Watch the fourth edition of our discussion series "AI&I" at the Tieranatomisches Theater Berlin with Pascal Finette and Alexander Görlach via Livestream.
Fast-track Europe’s transformation to build a prosperous digital future
At the Digitising Europe Summit 2019, German chancellor Angela Merkel explained her vision of a digital Europe.
„It’s much easier to fight climate change than to prepare Mars for human colonisation”
The future of humanity depends on the future of science: At the Vodafone Institute Lord Martin Rees urges us to finally truly understand technology.
“Basically, we’re already digital primates today”
How will humans and technology shape each other? Under this lead question Prof. Alexander Görlach and Prof. Sir Nigel Shadbolt discussed the future of human and machine.
“Artificial Intelligence is already making decisions for us”
With "AI and Philosophy" the new series of the Vodafone Institute on the influence of artificial intelligence on society was launched. On the podium: Luciano Floridi, Nuria Oliver, Alexander Görlach and Hannes Ametsreiter.
“Change is the process by which the future invades our lives“
For the second time, Editorial Intelligence’s Networking Nations hosted the event “The Human and the Machine” together with the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications in Berlin.
This text was written by a robot
Really? Artificial intelligence is on the rise, but how far will it advance? Will it soon even make journalists unemployed and to what changes would that lead in the writing branch?
Securing a safe and sustainable digital future for Europe
At the event "Safety last?" in Brussels experts such as Philippe Aghion, economics professor, and Despina Spanou, Director of Cybersecurity in the European Commission, explained how to create a secure digital future.
The future of AI is now being decided
Is Artificial Intelligence intelligent? Or artificial? Or both? Top decision-makers discussed this at the "Top 40 Lab Berlin".
Investors miss the enormous potential of gender lens investing
Even though neglected in Germany and Europe, gender-smart investing can be an important and effective tool in generating opportunities and supporting the economy.
The rise of the female future
At the Journalists' Salon at the Vodafone Institute female journalists and female founders discussed their peculiar roles and depiction in the media.
Humanity facing the second machine age
Networking Nations, in collaboration with Ipsos and the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications, hosted an event called „The Human and the Machine” on Tuesday the 5th of September in Berlin.
Digital Impact Berlin – From possibilities to responsibilities
Digital data offer a world of possibilities for civil society to achieve greater impact. Digital resources also present a new set of responsibilities and challenges for civil society.
How data journalists create facts for better news
At the journalism salon Michael Kreil and Hendrik Lehmann talked about their work as data journalists for the "Tagesspiegel".
Schwesig calls for more support to women working in the technology sector
At the Vodafone Institute's conference "Women in Tech" German Minister for Family Affairs, Manuela Schwesig, called for more support to women working in the technology sector.
Schäuble and Ametsreiter emphasise the need for a strong Europe
In his speech at the opening of Vodafone Germany’s new Berlin Office, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) talked about the need for a European digital union.
The fight against latency
Just don’t waste time: the new mobile communications standard 5G and high-speed fibre lines give industry 4.0 and the gigabit society a strong push.
The Beginning of a revolution
A "Gigabit pact” between politicians, companies, and banks to provide Germany with a fibre-optic network. Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO of Vodafone Germany, argues in favour at the Digitising Europe Summit.
What robots want to know
Learning robots are fundamentally changing work environments of mankind and machines alike – robotics expert Ken Goldberg gave some insight into this development at the Digitising Europe Summit.
Vodafone Awards go to Frank Ellinger and Mario Goldenbaum
This year’s awards for outstanding research achievements in the field of mobile communications went to Professor Frank Ellinger and Dr Mario Goldenbaum.
Preventing epidemics with high-speed digital networks
Digitalisation makes data-based medical diagnosis possible, and it also gives physicians and patients a time advantage. Three projects were presented at re:publica 2016.
The long and stony road to “5G city”
There’s nothing utopic about the gigabit society now. “The 5G City” panel debate at re:publica, which was sponsored by the Vodafone Institute, put the focus on the smart cities of the future.
The small Big Data-government: doing like Estonia does?
From file cabinet to data base: The Estonian ICT policy advicer Siim Sikkut praises the new efficiency of electronic government. However, privacy matters are ever-present. By Fabian Warislohner
Susan Neiman about growing up in the digital age
In "TimeOut" Susan Neiman and Heinz Bude sketched the internet as modern equivalent of the Enlightment era - and praised the analogue book's significance for the modern world.
Big Data in healthcare: a cure-all or an instrument of inequality?
Yet it's questionable who really benefits when it comes to using Big Data. However, due to the potential, cancerologists as Christoph von Kalle are full of hope - but also critique arises. By Robert Briest
“Not using data is the moral equivalent of burning books”
European centre Brussels saw the second round of "Digitising Europe Initiative" – Journalist Kenneth Cukier pointedly animated the current discussion on the relevance of Big Data.
Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht and the thinking “out of the box”
Daily routine without digital footprint? Almost unimaginable today. For this very reason, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht and Heinz Bude brought analogue ideas in a more prominent position.
Taming the data storm to shape a revolution
Facing the data revolution will from both powerful stakeholders and civil society require thougtful foresight and wide participation. By Emmanuel Letouzé and Carson Martinez
„The scientific community is still divided about Big Data“
Before speaking at „Big Data - Big Power Shifts?“, we seized the opportunity to consult Mike Savage, well-known sociologist at LSE, about Big Data's impact on the scientific world
How mobile technology is changing society
A review of the panel discussion at the DW Global Media Forum. The ensuing discussion illustrated mobile technologies empowers people to influence society.