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Does Big Data gen­er­ate com­plex­i­ty and uncertainty?

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Ran­dall P. White, Ph.D

Where is dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion tak­ing us? Dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion is a tool and not a goal. Is there enough dis­cus­sion regard­ing what we want to achieve and where the dig­i­tal age should be head­ing? Or are we so over­whelmed by the result­ing com­plex­i­ty and uncer­tain­ty that most of us react with either agony, fear or anger? If the lat­ter out­come is the case, rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion seems to be an inevitable con­se­quence. Or is it?

Con­tin­u­ing with her series of Duet inter­views, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, and Prof. Ran­dall P. White, best-sell­ing author of sev­er­al busi­ness books and lead­er­ship expert, dis­cuss whether empow­er­ing empa­thy is a solu­tion for rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion and what “dig­i­tal” empa­thy could look like. They also con­sid­er how it could be prac­ticed in the mod­ern era of machines, quan­ti­ta­tive meth­ods as well as an increas­ing lack of imma­nent human inter­ac­tion due to today’s chal­lenges which now involve work­ing from home, hav­ing class­es at home, online shop­ping and similar.

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Big Data, data jour­nal­ism and the future of media

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Prof. Christi­na Elmer

The nature of jour­nal­ism is under­go­ing a trans­for­ma­tion. New dig­i­tal tools, such as AI, Big Data, as well as the dis­tri­b­u­tion chan­nels of social media are chang­ing what is required, what is pos­si­ble in terms of career and offers a new set of chal­lenges. What are these exact­ly? How can jour­nal­ism retain its cred­i­bil­i­ty in the dig­i­tal age? How will it ensure its inde­pen­dence in this era of vast­ly dis­parate opin­ions in dig­i­tal space? How can the pop­u­la­tion digest the cur­rent infor­ma­tion flood con­sist­ing of real and fake reports? How does jour­nal­ism cre­ate room for thinkers to have dis­cus­sions on what we want to achieve using all that is pos­si­ble in the dig­i­tal world?

In her lat­est Duet inter­view, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, and Prof. Christi­na Elmer, the first Pro­fes­sor for data jour­nal­ism and dig­i­tal jour­nal­ism in Ger­many, dis­cuss the many impor­tant changes in journalism.

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Can Big Data save the GDP from becom­ing outdated?

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Prof. Dr Marc Bertonèche

The dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion is accel­er­at­ing auto­mat­ed process­es and will most like­ly damp­en the major­i­ty of the dri­ving forces rais­ing the GDP, name­ly by reduc­ing the num­ber of work­ing employ­ees, decreas­ing the demand for skills and shrink­ing the avail­abil­i­ty of cap­i­tal stock. Is the GDP still the right para­me­ter to assess the per­for­mance or the eco­nom­ic and social well-being of a country?

In her lat­est Duet Inter­view, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, has asked Prof.  Marc Bertonèche, Eco­nom­ics Pro­fes­sor at Uni­ver­si­ties such as INSEAD, Har­vard, Oxford, Bor­deaux, to dis­cuss the impact of Big Data on economies.

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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.

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