CAISzeit – The Podcast

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What kind of digital society do we actually want to live in? CAISzeit is dedicated to this very question. In the podcast of the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS), we discuss with researchers from various disciplines how the digital transformation is changing our society.

CAISzeit - Podcast

What dangers are there in the digital space and what potential does it open up? Which digital innovations will determine the future? How are digital technologies already changing the way we work, inform ourselves and form our opinions? Against the backdrop of scientific research, we look with our guests at multifaceted phenomena of digitalization. Digital transformation is more than a purely technological phenomenon. As a socio-technical process, it is already shaping politics, the economy, the media, culture and our entire social life.

In CAISzeit, we talk to researchers about the phenomena of digitization. In addition to addressing the risks, we focus on looking constructively into the future and finding possible solutions.

Dr. Matthias Begenat, Head of Science Communication

Credits

Intro/Outro Music: ccbysa4.0 tastenspieler
intro/outro narrator: Laura Habke
Editing: Heiner Kunkel

Current episode

Do Algorithms Make Opinion? – Guest: Prof. Dr Cornelius Puschmann

What empirical evidence does research find for the filter bubble hypothesis? How personalised are algorithms? How do you actually research them? How should they be regulated? And: Do we need a special algorithm competence for users?

Algorithms now play a central role in opinion formation. We talk to Prof. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann about the fears that are often expressed with regard to algorithm-based recommendation systems. What empirical evidence does research find for the filter bubble hypothesis? How personalised are algorithms? How do you actually research them? How should they be regulated? And: Do we need a special algorithm competence for users?

Prof. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann, professor at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen, is in conversation with Silke Offergeld (State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia) and Dr. Matthias Begenat from the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in the second episode of the CAISzeit podcast.

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The results of Prof. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann’s research for reading:

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Guest

Prof. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann

Prof. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann is professor at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen

Photo: Beate C. Koehler

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