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Discussions on the future of road-use have so far focused on the safety of self-driving vehicles. But the acceptance of future mobility also depends on factors such as data protection and sustainability.
The US company Nvidia has created a driving simulation platform to train self-driving cars. A virtual world with large data sets, where all possible traffic situations are played out.
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.
In self-driving vehicles, the engine will no longer be so important. It's all about the computer—as data from radar, lidar and other sensors must be analyzed in real time and processed by the AI.
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.
Does the Instagram algorithm favor certain politicians or topics? The non-profit organization AlgorithmWatch launched a study to answer these questions. Once again, Facebook hindered the research into its algorithms.
On Instagram, right-wing extremists use beautiful photos and subtle captions about home and tradition to lure new recruits. One young woman who used to be part of this scene explains how the process works.
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.
Climate change has impacted farming all over the world. Smart technology helps farmers deal the consequences of global warming, but what innovations have helped small farmers in poor areas deal with the crisis?
The more people that must be fed, the more water, soil, fertilizer and energy is used in farming. In modern greenhouses, sensors measure exactly which and how much of these resources plants need.
Robots can milk cows, pull weeds and help harvest crops. They're already used on vineyards and strawberry fields. Could robots soon replace human farmers entirely?
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.
Bonaventure Dossou speaks French, his mother only speaks Fon - a local language of Benin. The Beninese IT student is now programming a translation app.
Mozilla's Common Voice project wants to use crowdsourcing to digitize as many languages as possible, because minority languages - especially those from Africa - are rarely found online or in language assistance systems.
Tawanda Kanhema took action when he discovered that his hometown of Harare was not shown on Google Street View. He used a 360° camera to shoot more than 3,000 kilometers of Zimbabwe to upload online.
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.
TikTok has become a launching platform for music careers. Songs are composed especially to contain catchy 15-second snippets that get stuck in your head. That increases their chances of going viral.
The visual language of TikTok is direct and simple. Creators use codes that everybody recognizes and understands. A man with a dish towel on their head stands for a woman, while big eyes turn anyone into a child.
TikTok tracks its users' behavior very precisely. The platform's AI-supported algorithm accurately selects videos based on personal preferences. When a user opens the app, the videos start playing immediately. It's hard to stop.
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.
A software developed in Berlin might be able to reconstitute files belonging to the GDR secret service that were torn into 600 million pieces. The ePuzzler is also being employed internationally to reconstruct destroyed files.
Seeing the wall construction, an escape tunnel, or going on a bus tour through East Berlin: in VR applications, users can immerse themselves in the GDR era and gain more direct experiences than from photos or videos.
Stars like Billie Eilish also know how hurtful nasty comments about appearance can feel. The singer is fighting back with a powerful video about bodyshaming and its consequences.
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