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The Google Tax in Europe

It is amazing to me how the EU is making decision after decision to stifle innovation, future development, and expression in Europe. Don’t get me wrong here, I like the Idea of the EU and its premise. I even can accept some overreaching in certain areas. But the new EU Laws about copyright are way over the point of “overreach” and more in the domain of “being deliberately stupid and want to cripple free discourse”. Read more…

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Why most people underestimate AI

There is a very understandable reason why most people underestimate AI. We see improvements only in gradual increments and are unable to comprehend the exponential complexity behind some systems. One of the best examples for me to demonstrate this is the Rice on a chess field Problem: Imagine a chessboard and that you have a grain of rice on the first field. For every field after the first, you always have to double the amount Read more…

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How the EU is building an infrastructure for censorship

Freedom of speech Freedom of Speech is one of the fundamental building blocks of a well-running democracy. It enables everybody to point out inequalities and problems but also solutions and encourages discussions… The phrase “there are no dumb questions, only dumb answers” comes exactly from that kind of free thinking – you are allowed to express yourself and to see how others react to it. If you can’t say what you think you can’t express Read more…

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How Facebook can decide elections in democratic countrys

How would you feel if I tell you, that Facebook could decide the next election? Let me be clear: I’m not talking about some campaign ads – I talk about Facebook selecting a candidate in advance and improving this candidate voter turnout by a margin that almost guarantees his or her success. If you follow the news out of tech and psychology you know that they already tried the system, have it up and running and there is no law Read more…

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WWDC 2018 – Small updates, but nothing big

Disclaimer: I’m not a fan of Apple, Microsoft, Linux or Google – All do have some certain application value and all have a reason for being on the market. This article is not about that the Company (in this case Apple) is “trash”. It is about my view on their mindset and state of innovation of that company! The WWDC is Apple’s prestigious conference for showing off their newest innovation – or more they’re lack of it Read more…

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Google I/O 2018 – Failing to understand the Place of AI

Google presented on its Google I/O 2018 exactly one really innovative thing: An AI for voice calls which they call Google Duplex. My own view Now let me be clear: I consider an AI tool not really as a big innovation nowadays – it’s clear to me that AI will come more and more and it will be present in our lives from now on almost any day. I think AI will be the most impactful technology of Read more…