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Streaming platforms are becoming increasingly dominant, with ever more subscribers, awards, and offerings. How are Netflix and co. changing the film industry?
Can technology allow us to live forever? With the help of chatbots, holograms and avatars, our personalities can live on after we die.
Digital fashion is conquering the world of fashion. More and more designers are experimenting with its seeminly endless possibilities. The COVID pandemic has given the trend a big boost.
Advances in digital optimization have made us smarter and stronger than humanly possible. From opening doors using implanted microchips to exoskeletons for paralyzed people — are we on the path to becoming cyborgs?
What IT giants like Google, Amazon and others know about us is scary! But what do they and their algorithms do with our data? And how much privacy is still possible online?
Online, women all over the world have to with deal insults, doxing, sexual harassment and even threats of physical violence. What can be done to help them?
Smart cities are designed to improve residents' everyday lives. But such infrastructure relies on huge amounts of data. Who benefits and what risks are involved?
Many of us are almost always online. Both for work and during our downtime. Our digital lifestyles consume a lot of energy. At the same time, some say digital technologies are our best bet for stopping climate change.
Artificial intelligence isn’t automatically neutral. Biases can sneak in when algorithms are developed. That’s why it's important to use representative data sets - also in terms of diversity - to train AI.
3D printers cook up vegan steaks, robots bake pizzas and drones fly luxury foods out to yachts: how digitization is changing our eating and nutritional habits.
Dream Job: Influencer. They make millions with advertising, putting their lives on public display. Top influencers are as popular as celebrities. But how ethical is their business, and what are its downsides?
AI can now create abstract art that we can't distinguish from human-made paintings. But can an algorithm ever be truly creative? And would we describe AI as artistic?
It's the end of uncontrolled expansion. The power of global tech corporations is being curtailed worldwide. US authorities are suing Facebook, while China's rulers are imposing heavy fines on domestic IT companies.
Do you use your smart phone more than you’d like to? Then this week's show is for you! Digital detox on Shift.
We can control electronic devices with only our minds thanks to our brain waves. This week, SHIFT takes a look at how brain-computer interfaces work, who benefits from them, and what risks they bring.
Digital technologies are keeping our collective memory of the Holocaust alive. Survivors tell their tales on TikTok and as holograms. And a crowdsourcing project aims to make victims’ name accessible digitally.
Self-driving electric cars that transport passengers to their destination: people can just sit back and relax while AI keeps an eye on the road and obeys the traffic rules. The future of mobility, this week on Shift.
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are important election campaign platforms for German political parties - especially during the pandemic. What strategies are the parties pursuing? A look behind the scenes.
Germany's political parties are using social media more than ever before in their campaigns. Shift examines how the far-right instrumentalizes the platforms, what effect algorithms have, and the threat of disinformation.
Robots harvesting fruit, cows sporting wearables, and drones monitoring crops. Technology has made life easier for famers by producing higher yields and being better for the environment. Smart farming—this week's topic on Shift.
More than 700 million people in sub-Saharan Africa don't have access to the Internet. Not everyone is connected to the digital age yet. Shift meets people who want to bridge the digital divide.
Shift special: Governments used Pegasus to spy on opposition figures and journalists. We take a look at why the software is so dangerous, how it impacts on victims, and at artists bringing public attention to the threat.
No social network is growing faster than TikTok. The video platform is changing the music industry and enabling new forms of political activism. TikTok's influence on pop culture: this week's topic on Shift.
Anyone who doesn't conform to the supposed norm on Instagram and other platforms can quickly become a victim of bodyshaming. How social media influences the way we look at our bodies.
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