From Digital Methods to Dishes

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Nowadays, digital strategies are a key part of many business models and workflows. They help us optimize processes, use resources more efficiently, and increase productivity. But how can these principles be applied to everyday tasks like loading and unloading a dishwasher? First, it’s important to understand and analyze the process. For a dishwasher, this might…

Digital Hallucination

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It’s already been 12 years since Manfred Spitzer’s book „Digitale Demenz“ posited the theory that increased use of digital media could lead to mental deficits. The internet offers a wealth of information that we don’t necessarily need to memorize, as it’s quickly and readily available online. A study disproves the notion that the internet causes…

this is a birthday warning

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When I recently returned from my birthday breakfast in Berlin, I received a warning message on my phone during my journey on the S7 train towards Potsdam. The phone lit up and displayed a fire warning, even though I was not near the reported incident. Somehow, though, it seemed that the rest of the train…

A(i) Tools Garden

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Recently, I attended a training session on the use of Artificial Intelligence at my workplace. Contrary to my initial expectations, the atmosphere in the training was surprisingly positive. While they did highlight all the things one could do wrong and what to watch out for, the consensus was that artificial intelligence or large language models…

Greet the bus drivers until AI takes the steering wheel.

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According to a study by a competence center for skilled labor (KOFA Kompetenzzentrum Fachkr√§ftesicherung), the skills gap in 2023 decreased by nearly ten percent compared to the previous year. This means there were about 62,000 fewer open positions for which no suitably qualified unemployed people were available, totaling around 570,000 positions. Particularly pleasing is that…

Digitalization, the German approach

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Digitalization appears to be a dense cornerstone in societal development. This realization leads to the desire, at the governmental level, to engage in a ministerial conference on digitalization to further advance the design of digital processes not only in administration but also throughout society. It’s a typical German approach, where attempts are made from the…