An Electricity Grid for the Digital Age
Taavi Madiberk, CEO of Skeleton Technologies and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit 2019, says that the digital economy needs a reliable energy supply, and even the smallest of fluctuations can wreak havoc.
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.
Putting consumer trust at the heart of digital innovation
Justin Macmullan, advocacy director at Consumers International and speaker at the Digitising Europe Summit, thinks that consumer trust is vital for a successful digital society. But no single organisation can build it alone - we need to work together.
“The Future of Made in Europe” with Angela Merkel
At the Digitising Europe Summit on 19 February 2019, high-ranking representatives from politics and business will discuss Europe's digital future. Among them: Chancellor Angela Merkel, Nick Read (Vodafone), Alex Karp (Palantir) and Tom Enders (Airbus).
„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.
Lord Martin Rees to appear in our AI&I talk
22 November 2018 at the Vodafone Institute Berlin: In part three of our interview series Martin Rees and Alexander Görlach will discuss the symbiosis between man and machine.
“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 Female Effect – Women-focused investing
In order to overcome gender-specific disparities between male and female entrepreneurs when acquiring funding, the Vodafone Institute hosted a gender lens investing roundtable titled “The Female Effect”.
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.
The Human and the Machine
Berlin on the 5th of September 2017: The Vodafone Institute together with Editorial Intelligence’s “Networking Nations” and Ipsos, is hosting a one-day symposium.
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.
How will automation shape the Gigabit Age?
Robots and I: Another event presented by the Vodafone Institute will take place in Brussels on February 7 with a stellar line up of international thinkers and robotics experts.
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.
“Digitisation pays off”
Distributed networks are the future: expert Hartmut Schmeck outlines the energy market of the future at the Digitising Europe Summit.
“It will revolutionize the entire industry”
A steel trader goes digital: Gisbert Rühl brings Klöckner into the gigabit society. At the Digitising Europe Summit the CEO of the Duisburg Group discussed the hurdles and obstacles involved.
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.
Big Data and Privacy – Setting Rules for Data Sharing
„Digitising Europe Initiative“ is about to stop by the next European capital. Madrid 2016 is going to adress Big Data’s implications on public-private data sharing - including questions of participation and its legal basis.
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.
Big Data: Key to the Future or the End of Privacy?
EU decision-makers have called for a new discussion on how best to harness social benefits that Big Data brings while protecting dignity and fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals.
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
IT giants Pentland and Keen debate on Big Data
How to reasonably manage Big Data in society? MIT co-founder Alex Pentland and author and internet critic Andrew Keen about benefits and challenges of a 21st century phenomenon.
„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
Making Sense of Big Data: Kick-off to “Big Data: big power shifts?”
Mike Savage and Isabelle Sonnenfeld are both eminent experts in understanding the importance of digital media and big data for modern societies and their study.
Pentland and Keen debate the Big Data phenomenon
Two of the most renowned international protagonists of the digital transformation debate will join the "digitising europe initative 2015": Alex Pentland and Andrew Keen.
“Time Out” for reflection on our digital lives
With its new series "Time Out" the Vodafone Institute creates a forum for philosophical and political discussion in an ever-accelerating world of innovation.
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.
European dialogue on ethics of Big Data
Vodafone Institute’s "digitising europe initiative", launched in 2014, is entering its second round. Starting in Berlin, the series includes events at several European cities.
Can a robot do my job better than I can?
"Could a robot do my job better than I?" This is a question that gnaws at many of us as robots and computers inexorably develop the skills to work in ways once considered quintessentially human.
Tinder for employers and job seekers
Digitisation utilises profiling to improve the speed and quality of hiring outcomes. Matchmaking in a digitised world is no future dream: How will Intern Avenue change the world of recruitment?