Asia Policy Brief: Outpaced by the chain - How Blockchain is being promoted in East Asia
Blockchain is one key technology that will dominate the economy in the near future. China, Japan and South Korea protect their blockchain innovations with patents. By the time German players wake up, the field will have been staked out. Applications can be bought, but others will have the control and the earnings. The private sector and government in Germany should drop their skeptical attitude, invest in research and test practical applications, argues Finn Mayer-Kuckuk.
Eupinions: Knowledge of Algorithms Limited among Europeans
Many citizens across the European Union lack a basic understanding of algorithms. As part of a cross-national representative survey conducted in Europe, we have examined what Europeans know about algorithms, what they think of them, and what they hope algorithms can achieve.
Report: When Machines Decide – Are EU countries prepared?
Systems for automated decision-making are already widely used around Europe. But how algorithms are used and controlled differs widely. In our "Automating Society – Taking Stock of Automated Decision-Making in the EU", AlgorithmWatch and we for the first time assess a wide variety of uses, point to regulatory gaps and suggest better European coordination on the issue.
Factsheet: Skilled worker migration to Germany is growing
The inflow of refugees has dominated migration to Germany in recent years. However, current data shows that since 2017, immigrants from other EU member states once again outnumber the rest. In addition, the number of skilled workers from non-EU countries arriving in Germany – though still moderate – is growing.
Study: Monitoring algorithmic systems will need more than the EU’s GDPR
Algorithmic systems evaluate people – which poses risks – for us as individuals, for groups and for society as a whole. It is therefore important that algorithmic processes be auditable. Can the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) help foster this kind of oversight and protect us from the risks inherent to algorithmic decision-making? Answers to these questions and more are provided by Wolfgang Schulz and Stephan Dreyer in an analysis commissioned by the Bertelsmann Stiftung.
SINGING COMPETITION: NEUE STIMMEN 2019 begins: International singing competition now accepting applications
Young singers from around the world can now submit applications to participate in the NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition. Applications will be accepted until March 25, 2019. The jury for the preliminary auditions has been expanded to include Sophie Joyce and Alexander Neef.
Reinhard Mohn Prize: The Reinhard Mohn Prize 2018 – The award year in review
Network meeting of the German-Israeli Young Leaders Exchange: Adventure – A Journey from Success to Significance
The challenges and chances of digitization and migration for economy and society were the focus of this year’s network meeting of the German-Israeli Young Leaders Exchange “Adventure – A Journey from Success to Significance.”
Publication: The Indian Social Enterprise Landscape – Innovation for an Inclusive Future
With an estimated two million social enterprises, India is one of the most dynamic social entrepreneurship environments globally. Our new study carried out by Intellecap examines the social enterprise landscape and its key stakeholders in India and is aimed to help impact investors fine-tune their sectoral focus and help social entrepreneurs tweak their value propositions.
Trilogue Salzburg: The majority of citizens dissatisfied with politicians
At the 17th Trilogue Salzburg, renowned personalities from politics, business and arts discussed the competitiveness of liberal democracy in a globalized world. According to a recent poll the majority of citizens in Germany and Austria does not feel represented adequately by their elected politicians.