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September issue: An ecosystem is essential for the establishment of smart cities

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A few years ago, the MIT scientist Otto Scharmer coined the expression or rather the demand"from ego-system to eco-system". He was referring…

Companies must also protect robots from cyberattacks

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Robots are the interface through which IT systems have a very concrete impact on the real world. Until now, dangers to humans and the environment…

How women are discriminated against in the labour market

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There is no gender discrimination (yet) in the search for an apprenticeship - but there is a lot of it on the labour market: At the conference…

Digitaltag 2019: BFH Wirtschaft is there with Smartvote and a data experiment

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The third edition of the nationwide Digitaltag is also taking place in the federal city for the first time - and the Bern University of Applied…

How a virtual platform promotes mental health – a project of BFH Gesundheit and Pro Mente Sana

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What expectations do people with mental illness, relatives and health professionals have of a digital platform to promote mental health? A project…

Basic registers and standards data as precursors for Linked Data

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Base registers are central components of a Linked Data ecosystem. Together with commonly used data models or ontologies, they ensure that data…

Building a Linked Open Data Ecosystem for the Performing Arts

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Over the past six months, the BFH Institute for Public Sector Transformation has had the pleasure to accompany the Canadian Arts Presenting Association's…

Algorithms also discriminate – as their programmers tell them to do

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Companies are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI) to make decisions or to make decisions based on their suggestions. These suggestions…

How IT in pharmacogenetics helps to increase drug safety

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The European Commission estimates that 197,000 patients die each year from adverse drug reactions. This is partly due to differences in genetic…