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Call for Contributions: To e-ID or not to e-ID?

On 7 March, there will be a referendum in Switzerland on the “E-ID Law“, against which a referendum has been filed (see also “NO to the E-ID Law“). We are looking for expert contributions on the topic of electronic identity for the February issue. Among others, contributions with the following content are of interest: Objectively […]

Hackathon for inclusive digitalisation in the social sector

How do social organisations keep pace with digitalisation? The Bern University of Applied Sciences is focusing on new forms of work and cooperation between different disciplines. At Hack4SocialGood, it challenges people from the social sector and the IT sector to a playful competition. In the interview, Oliver Hümbelin, Oleg Lavrovsky and Ruth Schindler talk about […]

“We bear responsibility for our technologies” – Digitisation from the perspective of the philosopher of technology

Is digitalisation accessible to everyone, can we trust new technologies and who ultimately takes responsibility for their actions? Janina Loh, philosopher of technology at the University of Vienna, deals with these exciting questions. In this interview, she talks about the impact of digital technologies on our everyday lives and would like to be called by […]

Social stereotypes in pre-trained language models

When algorithms make decisions, they often discriminate because of programmed preferences. Author Mascha Kurpicz-Briki investigated what happens when social stereotypes are hidden in language models and presented the results at the SwissText & KONVENS 2020 conference in June 2020. Natural language processing (or computational linguistics ) is a branch of computer science that deals with […]

How an app helps to green facades

The app “towards green cities” shows how urban facades can be transformed into vertical gardens. Thanks to augmented reality, planners and citizens alike are brought closer to the future of vertical gardens. The app was developed at the BFH Architecture, Wood and Construction. An interview with Prof. Thomas Rohner, one of the co-initiators of the […]