“Work saves us from boredom, vice and need”
Work is a huge part of our identity, MIT’s Andrew McAfee says. We therefore have to, sooner rather than later, discuss what defines us in a world with significantly less to do.
Five things that demonstrate that AI and human collaboration is the future
Artificial Intelligence already outperforms humans in certain fields - here are five examples of why humans and machines are best when working as a team.
“We will seamlessly cooperate with machines”
Between humans and machines there will be peaceful cohabitation, argues computer scientist Nuria Oliver. There are things machines are better at than humans, and vice versa.
5 things humans can still do better than machines
While AI may be on the rise, there are still several fields in which machines are no match for their human competitors – here are five examples.
“Some machines are people in the philosophical sense”
As a philosopher of time, Australian thinker Huw Price argues for a pause: we need to understand better what our human intelligence is, before we engage in much chatter about artificial intelligence.
5 things machines can already do better than humans
Artificial Intelligence is having a dramatic impact on a wide variety of professional fields: we took a look at some of the most impressive cases from the past months.
“Machines can do some things better than we can”
Heralded as “a father of the internet” Vinton G. Cerf has truly championed his discipline. Now he reveals his exciting vision for Artificial Intelligence and how to tackle the societal implications of machine learning.
Experts debate the impact of artificial intelligence
In the publication "Entering a New Era" experts like Vinton G. Cerf, Luciano Floridi and Yuval Noah Harari debate the future of Artificial Intelliegence.
Survey reveals disparate views on acceptance of new technologies
The research institute Ipsos has conducted a survey in five countries on behalf of the Vodafone Institute regarding the increasing influence of future technologies on different areas of life.
Expert draws up a roadmap for the secure use of Big Data
The 12-point plan helps enterprises to use big data responsibly, securely and innovatively.
Regulating “Big Data Education” in Europe
What lessons we learned from the US. A paper by Yoni Har Carmel, Haifa Center for Law and Technology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.
Fast Internet for everyone
Germany's digital future depends on fibre-optic networks. This according to a current IW Consult study presented at the Digitising Europe Summit.
The major problems associated with big data – and their solution
The "Digitising Europe Initiative" established a forum where experts in the areas of research, politics and business can discuss big data. A policy paper has now been written summarising their key insights.
Transparency and user control critical to success of Big Data
A Vodafone Institute study of public attitudes towards Big Data revealed that Europeans remain uncertain whether the analysis of private data will benefit them or wider society.
Creating a legal framework for mobile learning
Mobile Learning, Data Protection, and Copyright in the EU: A policy report by the Vodafone Institute and iRights.lab investigates the legal aspects of using mobile devices in classrooms.
The vast majority of parents support more digital lessons
Children must be prepared for the digital age. A Vodafone Institute Survey realised by Allensbach revealed: A majority of parents demand that computers play an increasing role in classrooms.
How decision makers can secure a digital future
The digital revolution creates enormous politic and economic challenges. In the paper “Europe’s Got Talent” international opinion leaders offer concrete solutions to the most pressing problems.
Young Germans express particular optimism
Almost half of Germans between the ages of 18 and 30 believe that their lives will be better than those of their parents, making them as optimistic as anyone else in Europe.
Southern Europeans eager to found own business
In Southern Europe enthusiasm abounds for new digital companies, yet the Start-Up Boom and digital career affinity are passing Germany by. The skepticism has three main reasons.
Innovations out of Africa – the continent is changing
For several decades Africa was regarded as a continent dependent on western aid. However, within the last years a different picture has started to emerge.
Informal Learning via mobile phone and tablet
One of the biggest challenges international policy makers are still facing in the field of education is how and in what to wisely invest the limited resources - informal learning may help to overcome barriers.