My focus: Information Technology | Robots | Artificial Intelligence | Medical technology | Apps | Virtual Reality | Augmented Reality | Mobile Computing | Human-Machine Interfaces | Media Psychology | Internet | Video Games | Gamification | Digitization | Automation | Industry 4.0 | Cyber-Security | Cryptography | Defense Technology

My texts appeared in the following media (selection):

Badische Zeitung | Basler Zeitung (Schweiz) | brand eins | Buch und Bibliothek | Cicero | Computer Bild Spiele | c’t wissen | DE Magazin Deutschland | Deutsche Universitätszeitung | Die Tageszeitung | emotion slow | enorm | The European | Der Freitag | Focus | Fränkischer Tag | Freie Presse | General-Anzeiger Bonn | hoch drei | interstellarum | iRights | Der Journalist | JS Magazin | Kölner Stadtanzeiger | Lübecker Nachrichten | Leipziger Volksstimme | loyal | Mitteldeutsche Zeitung | Neues Deutschland | Neustart | NZZ am Sonntag (Schweiz) | Nürnberger Nachrichten | Physik-Journal | Psychologie Heute | Die Rhein-Pfalz | Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung | Salzburger Nachrichten (Österreich) | spektrum.de | Spiegel Online | Stuttgarter Zeitung | Süddeutsche Zeitung | Südkurier | Tagesanzeiger (Schweiz) | t3n | Technology Review | VDI Nachrichten | weiter.vorn | Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung | Zeit Online

Articles (selection)

Fight for patient data | brand eins  🔒
Pharmaceutical companies are discovering the possibilities of artificial intelligence. But Internet giants such as Google and Amazon have long been competing with them in the healthcare market. Insights into a competition for a resource that has become very valuable.

Deep in the brain | Süddeutsche Zeitung 🔒
The stimulation of nerve cells is regarded as a new panacea for neurological diseases. Yet researchers do not even know what exactly happens.

Thinking machines | Cicero 🔒
China is investing massively in artificial intelligence to challenge the West economically and militarily. The country has two advantages: plenty of data and little data protection.

How smart is artificial intelligence? | Süddeutsche Zeitung
Can a machine think as well as a human? The Turing Test is designed to answer this question. But meanwhile more and more scientists doubt its usefulness.

Walk through the Holocaust memorial site | Süddeutsche Zeitung
Virtual Reality brings historical places and events closer to visitors. But with Nazi crimes and terrorist attack sites this can be problematic.

Machine Learning is changing the economy | t3n
IT groups invest in machine learning. As early as the mid-60s, a hype about the learning machine began to develop. Yet we still do not understand the algorithms properly.

On the way to the creative computer | Spektrum.de
Artificial intelligence is intended to help researchers develop new materials. But how inventive can a software be?

Video games with feeling | Süddeutsche Zeitung
Video games are dull? It’s not that simple. Researchers believe that good games can even promote empathy. And many developers are fed up with the emotionless shooting anyway.

Music in the head | Süddeutsche Zeitung
Do we unconsciously listen to pieces that fit the mood? Or do songs influence our feelings? Researchers explore the interaction of music and emotion.

The Data Hacker | t3n
Process Mining is the big trend in data analysis: The smart visualization of company processes is intended to show where the problems lie and which processes can be improved and how.

Self-portrait of a robot | Süddeutsche Zeitung
Painting, writing poetry, composing: Machines learn to make art. So far they have mainly imitated humans. But can algorithms really be creative?

Games of life | Süddeutsche Zeitung
Collect points for losing weight, more success in learning – developers promise: Behavioural changes with the help of gamification apps are fun.

Seasickness in virtual reality | Süddeutsche Zeitung
Virtual reality is penetrating into more and more areas – and not everyone feels comfortable with it.

The Xbox as a weapon | JS Magazin
Many armies use virtual worlds to train their soldiers. How it came about and how much this has to do with the reality in action today.

Presumptuous childhood | Süddeutsche Zeitung
Shouldn’t the baby already be bigger, faster, further? The offspring is examined and problematized. Most of the tests are useless.

Machines with heart and soul | Focus
Empathetic computers: Can machines soon spy on our innermost feelings?

Chatbots: Always at your service? | Technology Review
How does it feel to be mothered all day long by intelligent assistants? Our author has researched what’s in store for us with the new generation of chatbots and digital butlers.

The humanoids are coming| spektrum.de
“Promoting and challenging” is the principle of the US authority DARPA: In their Grand Challenge, robots have to do something almost human. Is that even feasible?

The soul on stage | Psychology Today
Actors create emotions at the push of a button. Psychologists are investigating how this affects the psyche of the actors – and whether this ability can be used in therapies.

Trust me | brand eins
Robots can already walk, talk and clear the table. Now they have to become human.

Ghost ships with containers | spektrum.de
Will unmanned cargo ships soon be cruising the oceans? If Rolls-Royce has its way, yes: the ships are not only cheaper, but also safer.