• Digital neurosis: How our attention is attacked

    While I was trying to write a post on artificial intelligence, I was briefly distracted by an article on anxiety disorders. What people with anxiety disorders do, for example, is they get anxious about something trivial, then have an elevated pulse, interpret this body perception as a symptom of a possibly life-threatening…

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  • When Mehmet and Peter are not the same – bias based on the origin of names in word vectors

    Pre-trained language models such as word vectors can contain social stereotypes, which can lead to software making discriminatory decisions. Based on the results of the first study, researchers from IDAS at the Bern University of Applied Sciences have now investigated further stereotypes hidden in word vectors. The results…

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  • Allocating Vaccination Appointments: Why we should (and could) do better than digital Hunger Games

    It is often said that the measure of society is how it treats its weakest members. We know that "first come first serve" or "Es hät solang es hät" isn't geared towards achieving equity plus more equitable approaches are readily available and they would not break the bank. Why do we keep seeing allocation approaches resembling…

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  • Health care: Digital and individualised in the future

    Health care close to home has been a political goal for a long time. It is time to put the patient at the centre of the geography of care rather than the place of residence. Digital services are becoming more and more available and, after the Covid-19 health crisis, people will live more individually again.

    Medicine…

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  • Tools for digital building

    BIM will become mandatory in 2021, at least in government real estate projects. But where do companies start to successfully integrate the digital transformation into their processes? As part of the Forest & Wood 4.0 initiative, we have developed tools that companies can use to gain orientation and an overview of digital…

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Digital neurosis: How our attention is attacked

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While I was trying to write a post on artificial intelligence,…

Health care: Digital and individualised in the future

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Health care close to home has been a political goal for a long…

How an app evaluates the climate data of different land areas

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At the Climate Hackathon, researchers and developers worked on…

How the industry benefits from machine learning

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That machine learning is shaking up the industry is nothing new.…
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The narratives of the IT industry

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Narratives shape the digital transformation of society much more…