Duet Inter­views


Big Data out of the box by Dr Caldarola

Dr Maria Cristi­na Cal­daro­la – Host of “Duet Interviews”

I am grate­ful to the many of you who pur­chased my book Big Data and Law, sub­se­quent to my post announc­ing the book’s pub­li­ca­tion in Eng­lish and Man­darin in addi­tion to the orig­i­nal Ger­man version.

The response from read­ers has been over­whelm­ing, under­scor­ing the need for more infor­ma­tion about legal, reg­u­la­to­ry and oth­er aspects of Big Data, as cur­rent events con­tin­ue to keep this top­ic in the headlines.

Clear­ly the top­ic of Big Data and GDPR is so vast and so dynam­ic that I’ve decid­ed to con­tin­ue shar­ing my exper­tise through a series of inter­views and blogs.

I will speak with experts about Big Data and ask them the burn­ing ques­tions we are all won­der­ing about con­cern­ing this provoca­tive topic.

Duet will be a series of month­ly blogs where I will be inter­view­ing not­ed guests on top­ics relat­ed to Big Data as well as GDPR.

I will be ask­ing legal, eth­i­cal, tech­ni­cal, geo-polit­i­cal and even philo­soph­i­cal ques­tions sur­round­ing Big Data today to start mean­ing­ful dis­cus­sions about why and how Big Data will impact our present and future lives.

My guests and I will exchange ideas, iden­ti­fy chal­lenges, pro­pose solu­tions and, in the process, make the sub­ject of Big Data more inspir­ing to you.

Be informed on these vital issues and fol­low me on this impor­tant journey!

My upcom­ing and lat­est Duet Inter­views are:

When?With who?What about?
2023-11-28Sophie BorchertAre algo­rithms tak­ing over?
2023-11-06Prof. Dr. Katha­ri­na Zweig Big Data and Algorithms
2023-07-04Hans-Jür­gen JakobsDoes any­one real­ly have a monop­oly on wisdom?
2022-10-25Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger Big data and the auton­o­my of think­ing – how Big Data is prof­it­ing from our distraction
2022-09-27Dr Rieke C. HarmsenWho Is Call­ing the Shots: Social Media Plat­forms or Media Companies?
2022-08-30Prof. Dr Den­nis KipkerChi­na has giv­en the start­ing sig­nal! The race for data econ­o­my is on!
2022-08-02Svet­lana SchielHow will dig­i­tal busi­ness mod­els be taxed in the future?
2022-07-19Sebas­t­ian WelkeHow secure are dig­i­tal devices used in medicine?
2022-07-05Prof. Dr. Jür­gen SchuppAre work and a guar­an­teed basic income mutu­al­ly exclu­sive or do they have a future together?
2022-06-21Prof. Dr Thomas ZeilingerIs the mar­ket val­ue of ethics on the rise?
2022-06-07Chris­t­ian Mon­jou M. Phil (Oxon.)If Art imi­tates life, can Big Data imi­tate Art?
2022-05-24Dr Leila Taghizadeh, MBAArti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (AI) and Ethics
2022-05-10Prof. Roger Hal­low­ell, Ph.D.Big Data in Exec­u­tive Deci­sion-Mak­ing: Friend or Foe?
2022-04-26Prof. Dr Rogi­er CreemersBig Data and China’s new regulations
2022-04-12Mar­tin Boerger Big Data and the Gen­er­a­tion Gap 
2022-03-29Ran­dall P. White, Ph.DDoes Big Data gen­er­ate com­plex­i­ty and uncertainty?
2022-03-15Prof. Christi­na ElmerBig Data, data jour­nal­ism and the future of media
2022-03-01Prof. Dr Marc BertonècheCan Big Data save the GDP from becom­ing outdated?
2022-02-15Edzard ReuterIs there room for human­i­ty in the world of Big Data?
2022-02-01Prof. Dr Maren UrnerDoes Big Data offer con­struc­tive solutions?
2022-01-18Daniel Goeude­vertBig Data and the Con­cept of Responsibility
2022-01-04Chris­t­ian KleinThanks to IT and dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion, automa­tion has final­ly made it to finance and tax departments.
2021-12-07Dr Thomas Pat­t­loch, LL.M.Eur.Get­ting to the bot­tom of the Chi­nese Social Cred­it System.
2021-11-23Prof. Dr Doris FischerIs data a new fac­tor in pro­duc­tion and thus a new cat­a­lyst of growth?
2021-11-09Prof. Dr Mar­cus HelfrichIs informed con­sent in the dig­i­tal age appropriate?
2021-10-26Djan­go AsülHow to make mon­ey off the back of the lit­tle guy 
2021-10-12Dr Andreas ZechmannIs data the cheap­est asset available?
2021-09-28Petra DahmMar­ket­ing ver­sus data pro­tec­tion: Who holds the trump card?
2021-09-14Dr Angel­i­ca M. SchwarzIs data being giv­en enough con­sid­er­a­tion in account­ing procedures?
2021-08-31Dr Thomas LeyenerBig Data, moral­i­ty and infor­ma­tion­al self-determination 
2021-08-17Prof. Dr Rolf WeberHow does Switzer­land fit into the GDPR context?
2021-08-03Thomas KahlDo data havens exist?
2021-07-20Prof. Dr Joachim SchreyAre data pro­tec­tion author­i­ties tooth­less tigers?
2021-07-06Richard Heil­er MartínezWhere are the tout­ed rev­enues com­ing from Big Data?
2021-06-22Peter Wip­per­mannThe sym­bi­ot­ic rela­tion­ship between a per­son, his dig­i­tal twin and avatar.
2021-06-15Dr Hajo SchumacherBig Data or the curse of efficiency
2021-06-08Vicky Fey­gi­naThe man­i­fold aspects of Big Data

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Are algo­rithms tak­ing over?

Sophie Borchert

Algo­rithms, spe­cial forms of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, are influ­enc­ing our mod­ern world more and more. They analyse a lot of data in a short time and dis­cov­er new, sur­pris­ing infor­ma­tion and con­nec­tions. We humans sim­ply place our trust in the poten­tial of algo­rithms because our minds are not able to under­stand the com­plex­i­ty of infor­ma­tion pro­cess­ing and smart devices often make our lives more pleas­ant by reliev­ing us of the cog­ni­tive work. How is this dis­rup­tive tech­nol­o­gy chang­ing our every­day life, our soci­ety and our democracy?

In the lat­est of her Duet inter­views, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, and Sophie Borchert dis­cuss the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a shift from democ­ra­cy towards an algo­c­ra­cy tak­ing place.


Big Data and Algorithms

Prof. Dr. Katha­ri­na Zweig – Pho­to: Felix Schmitt

Do you know how old algo­rithms real­ly are? Or where they came from? What is an algo­rithm? Are there dif­fer­ent types of algo­rithms…? Muham­mad al-Khwariz­i­mi was a 9th cen­tu­ry Per­sian astronomer and math­e­mati­cian. His text­book On Indi­an Numer­als was trans­lat­ed into Latin four cen­turies lat­er. It is con­sid­ered the most impor­tant source for the Indo-Ara­bic numer­al sys­tem and writ­ten arith­metic. His sur­name even sounds pho­net­i­cal­ly like an algo­rithm “Algo­ris­mi”. Ada Lovelace was the first per­son to write down an algo­rithm intend­ed for a com­put­er in 1843. She is con­sid­ered to be the first female programmer.

In the lat­est of her Duet inter­views, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, and IT-Expert Prof. Dr Katha­ri­na Zweig talk about algo­rithms and heuris­tics and their dai­ly use.


Does any­one real­ly have a monop­oly on wisdom?

Hans-Jür­gen Jakobs

In his new book, Hans Jür­gen Jakobs describes the monop­o­lies of our cen­tu­ry in some depth. He exam­ines issues, such as whether monop­o­lies engen­der depen­den­cies, for­feit diver­si­ty, erode healthy com­pe­ti­tion, and lead to anar­chy. Are our con­tem­po­rary monop­o­lists clever enough to deprive states­men of their pow­er? Or has human cre­ativ­i­ty always brought down monop­o­lies in the end?

In the lat­est of her Duet inter­views, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, and Hans-Jür­gen Jakobs dis­cuss the con­cept of monop­o­lies and their effects on today’s life.


Dr Maria Cristina Caldarola

Dr Maria Cristina Caldarola, LL.M., MBA is the host of “Duet Interviews”, co-founder and CEO of CU³IC UG, a consultancy specialising in systematic approaches to innovation, such as algorithmic IP data analysis and cross-industry search for innovation solutions.

Cristina is a well-regarded legal expert in licensing, patents, trademarks, domains, software, data protection, cloud, big data, digital eco-systems and industry 4.0.

A TRIUM MBA, Cristina is also a frequent keynote speaker, a lecturer at St. Gallen, and the co-author of the recently published Big Data and Law now available in English, German and Mandarin editions.