The buzzword Big Data hinges on “algorithms”. According to Yvonne Hofstetter, one of the leading experts in intelligent data analysis, it is vital for our future that we understand them.
At least since the Snowden revelations it has been clear: we live with and in a “surveilled Net”. What that means for us and our future will be debated at our subconference.
IT security expert Morgan Marquis-Boire tracks down state-operated trojans, analyses surveillance software and warns of a new phase in global, digital proliferation.
In the tug-of-war between techno-enthusiasm and digital disenfranchisement, the forces are changing strength. Sara Spiekermann argues for a society in which the use of technology and the desire for privacy can be united.
A wild and less predictable web of the future also means stepping back from the “logical” and “foreseeable” and moving closer to unpredictability and irrationality.