Hasso-Plattner-Institut20 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut20 Jahre HPI

Neuland – The HPI Podcast

HPI Podcast Neuland

Gain knowledge about the digital world. Experts from the Hasso Plattner Institute speak in the German Podcast 'Neuland' (The Unknown Territory) comprehensibly about digital developments and trends, as well as the opportunities and risks of digitization. Each episode deals with a socially relevant topic: From the power of artificial intelligence, the blockchain to hounding in social media. 

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Episode 23: Ethics in the digital world

Prof. Dr. Meinel
Prof. Dr. Meinel

Digitisation raises new ethical questions and challenges old rules. Prof. Christiane Woopen, Chairwoman of the European Group on Ethics, and Prof. Christoph Meinel will discuss what a responsible handling of data can look like.

Does digitalization unsettle our value system? What does an ethical handling of data look like? And can the state adequately protect its citizens and their data at present, or do we need new regulations? These and other exciting questions will be answered by Professor Christiane Woopen, Chairwoman of the European Group on Ethics and co-spokeswoman of the Federal Government's Datenethikkommision, and Professor Christoph Meinel, Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in the new podcast episode. In an interview with moderator Leon Stebe, they discuss ethical issues of digitisation, such as whether the value of privacy has changed as a result of digitisation.

Episode 22: Behavior-based authentication

Prof. Dr. Meinel

To this day, the password appears to be the only way to protect your data. HPI Director Prof. Dr. Meinel and neXenio CEO Patrick Hennig discuss why alternatives are necessary and what role our physical movements play in this.

Almost weekly, password thefts and data leaks make headlines. HPI director Prof. Meinel and Patrick Hennig, founder of neXenio, explain in a conversation with moderator Leon Stebe, what alternative there is to the conventional password and what happens if our smartphone authenticates us with its own steps.

Episode 21: Smart4Health

Prof. Dr. Erwin Böttinger

The EU project "Smart4Health" aims to create a platform for EU citizens to share sensitive health data according to the highest security standards. Prof. Erwin Böttinger, head of the HPI Digital Health Center, will illustrate how this can be achieved.

EU citizens enjoy uncomplicated mobility across national borders. A freedom that is not yet transferable to health data. In an interview with moderator Leon Stebe, Prof. Böttinger explains how health data can become portable, what kind of data is involved and what has to happen with the data so that it can be accessed anywhere.

Episode 20: Big Data

Prof. Dr. Tilmann Rabl

Every person leaves countless data behind every day and experts predict a further sharp increase. Prof. Tilmann Rabl talks about how to deal with this flood of data and what happens to our everyday data.

The flood of data is increasing and so are the technical challenges. In the new podcast episode, Prof. Rabl explains how Big Data can help solve social problems, how good the technology for data processing already is and who actually knows all the data we leave on the net every day.

Episode 19: 50 Years of the Internet

Prof. Dr. Meinel

The Internet celebrates its 50th birthday in October and now connects more than four billion users worldwide. Prof. Christoph Meinel explains where the foundation was laid and what challenges the Internet is posing for society.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Internet, HPI Director Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel talks about the development that has led to four billion users worldwide. In an interview with presenter Leon Stebe,  in the new podcast episode Neuland he explains where the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web lies, why it is difficult to forecast the future in this area and why humanity can and should play an active role in shaping change.

Episode 18: Digitale Transformation für SMEs

Martin Talmeier and Matthias Bauer talk about how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can benefit from digital transformation. They provide workshops for companies that are offered free of charge by the Mittelstand 4.0 competence center.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are regarded as the backbone of the German economy and make up half of the jobs in Germany. But they too are affected by the process of digitization in all areas. What are the biggest challenges for SMEs? Are there industries that are particularly at risk? And what can smaller companies do to adapt to the changes? These and other questions are answered by Martin Talmeier, Manager Digitalization Mittelstand 4.0, and Matthias Bauer, research associate, in the new podcast episode Neuland in conversation with moderator Leon Stebe.

Episode 17: How did the Internet get to China?

The Internet turns 50 this year - what began as a network of four computers in the US in 1969 came to China in 1987. Professor Werner Zorn explains how this came about and what role he played in it.

The Internet came to China in 1987, and in the very first e-mail it said, "Across the Great Wall we reach all corners of the world." This email was written by Professor Dr. Werner Zorn. He was appointed director of the the Hasso Plattner Institute in 2001 and is talking in the new podcast episode with moderator Leon Stebe about the mood of optimism in China and the obstacles on the way to the first chinese email.

Episode 16: How does the HPI School Cloud work?

Christoph Meinel
Jan Renz

Today everybody needs digital skills. Especially schools have the vital task to prepare young people for the digital world. Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel and Jan Renz explain how the HPI Schul-Cloud, a cloud solution specially developed for an educational environment, can help with the new tasks.

The "DigitalPakt" for Schools promises to promote the digitization of schools in Germany. But how can schools allover Germany benefit from this? What infrastructure do schools need to use digital content in every subject? And how can the HPI School Cloud, which the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is currently developing, help? These and other questions are answered by Professor Christoph Meinel, director of the HPI and head of the project HPI School Cloud, together with Jan Renz, the technical director, in the new podcast episode.

Episode 15: AI fights tuberculosis in South Africa

South Africa lacks doctors and X-ray equipment that can diagnose tuberculosis. Prof. Christoph Lippert, head of the Digital Health-Machine Learning department, explains how artificial intelligence can improve diagnosis.

Even if tuberculosis can already be diagnosed using software, this is far from precise enough. HPI Professor Christoph Lippert and Research Assistant Jana Fehr discuss with moderator Leon Stebe how artificial intelligence can improve diagnosis, what reservations there are about the automated use of health data and what might be possible in the future in this area.

Episode 14: Design Thinking 4.0

Digital transformation is changing the world fundamentally. But what role does the individual play in this change? Prof. Ulrich Weinberg, head of the HPI School of Design Thinking, will talk about this question.

Understanding digitalization as a fundamental process that will eventually be over - this is what Prof. Ulrich Weinberg wishes for in the new episode of Neuland. Together with moderator Leon Stebe, he discusses the resilience of old structures, uncovers deficiencies in communication around digitization issues and advocates the participation of everyone in change processes.

Episode 13: The Value of our Data

Prof. Dr. Naumann

Every day, consciously or unconsciously, we leave a lot of data on the net. How large corporations use this data and how much money our personal data are worth, explains HPI Professor Felix Naumann.

How important it is to separate professional and private affairs strictly on the net, explains HPI professor Felix Naumann in the new podcast episode. He also clarifies how corporations can automatically analyze the data of individual users, quantifies the value of this data and describes which monitoring methods are already tested in theory with our data.

Episode 12: Digital Education

Prof. Dr. Meinel

Knowledge is growing in times of digitalization and confronts us with the question of where and how we will learn in the future. Lifelong learning is becoming indispensable - what role universities will play in this, and why people prefer to learn in digitally in teams, explains HPI Professor Christoph Meinel.

The knowledge we learn during vocational training or university studies is no longer sufficient for our entire working life. Lifelong learning is becoming a necessity in times of digitalization. But what does this learning of the future look like? In an interview with Leon Stebe in the new episode Neuland, HPI Director Prof. Meinel explains how access to knowledge can be made easier for everyone in the digital age, what new formats there are and what role universities can play in this.

Episode 11: Wearables, Smart Watches, Fitness Tracker

HPI-Professor Bert Arnrich

Smart Watches, Fitness Trackers and Wearables - more and more devices provide us with continuous data. HPI Professor Bert Arnrich explains how these devices can help improve our health and whether the Internet of Things can help us prevent diseases.

Arnrich, head of the Digital Health - Connected Health research group, pleads in the new episode that the time between visits to the doctor should be used in a meaningful way. In discussion with presenter Leon Stebe, he explains how a chair can be used to measure stress levels, how comfortable technology must be in order for people not to notice it, and how the Internet of Things can help people live healthier lives.

Episode 10: Executive Leadership

Annie Kerguenne

The demands on executives and companies are changing rapidly in times of digitalisation. How to break up and change existing structures with the help of the innovation method Design Thinking?

Annie Kerguenne, Program Manager at the HPI Academy, discusses with moderator Leon Stebe what demands digitalisation places on today's executives. Together, they will discuss how Design Thinking can help executives learn to better understand their employees and how to successfully implement new strategies over the long term.

Episode 9: 3D printing

Prof. Dr. Baudisch

Whether in space research, medicine or house construction - 3D printing is already being used in a wide variety of areas. But what does it take for good 3D printing? What are its limits and what will be possible with 3D printing in the future?

Whether artificial heart or car parts for Formula 1 - the possibilities of 3D printing seem almost unlimited. But what does it need for good 3D printing? And what could the technology look like in a few years' time? Presenter Leon Stebe discusses these and other questions with Prof. Patrick Baudisch, head of the "Human Computer Interaction" research group at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), in the new episode of the podcast Neuland.

Episode 8: Algorithms

Tobias Friedrich
Timo Kötzing

Those who think that algorithms have only something to do with computers are wrong. They go through many areas of our everyday lives - and we do not even notice anything about them. But what is an algorithm?

Algorithms permeate many areas of our everyday lives - and often we do not notice them at all. But what is an algorithm? How exactly can they predict individual preferences and what is an effective algorithm? All this and many more questions will be discussed between Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich, Head of the Department "Algorithm Engineering" at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and senior researcher Dr. Timo Kötzing together Leon Stebe in our new podcast episode.

Episode 7: Cybersecurity

Prof. Dr. Meinel

Have I been hacked? How can I protect my digital identity?

Millions of leaked passwords show that cybersecurity and data theft are all about us. But how can you best protect your digital identity? In the new podcast, Professor Christoph Meine talks to moderator Leon Stebe about the strengths and weaknesses of passwords, different types of attacks and how authentication might look in the future.

Episode 6: Hate in the Net

Dr. Ralf Krestel

Hate comments and shitstorms in the net are a widespread problem - but how to deal with hate in the net?

Hate and aggitation in the net are a widespread problem - especially in the comment columns for online articles. How artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies can help to curb them without censoring, explains senior researcher Dr. Ralf Krestel in the sixth episode of the HPI podcast 'Neuland'.

Episode 5: Design Thinking

Claudia Nicolai
Dr. Holger Rhinow

What is Design Thinking?

Innovative, creative and quickly finding user-oriented solutions: these are just a few aspects and strengths of the Design Thinking. However, how does Design Thinking work in practice? Dr. Claudia Nicolai and Dr. Holger Rhinow answer these and other questions in the new episode of the HPI podcast.

Episode 4: Blockchain

Prof. Dr. Meinel

What is Blockchain technology and how can I benefit from it? 

The Blockchain will make us rich! Such statements stimulate the imagination. But how does Blockchain actually work, how sure is it, and in which areas will it meet us in the future? HPI Director Christoph Meinel discusses these and other questions with moderator Leon Stebe in the fourth episode of the HPI podcast Neuland. 

Episode 3: Digital Health

Prof. Dr. Erwin Böttinger

How does the future of medicine look like? 

Digitization affects all areas of life - but doctor visit has changed little in the last 30 years. HPI professor Erwin Böttinger discusses the opportunities of digitization for the healthcare system and potentials of digital development for the health sector with moderator Leon Stebe in the third episode of the HPI podcast Neuland.

Episode 2: What does a Data Scientist do?

HPI-Professor Naumann

Data sciences such as data engineering, and data analysis are becoming increasingly important in times of digitization. However, what does the job look like?

Every one of us leaves traces on the web every day - what moral and ethical responsibilities develop from this for data scientists? Answering this question and evaluating the opportunities and risks of data processing, HPI Professor Felix Naumann gives new ground to our moderator Leon Stebe in the second episode of the HPI podcast.

Episode 1: Getting to know the Digital World: The HPI-Podcast

Prof. Dr. Meinel

Digitization - a new world or long known terrain?

Is the internet still new territory? Is there a second, virtual world? The Hasso Plattner Institute has been committed to a broader digital education for many years. The podcast provides an accessible introduction to better understanding and managing technologies. In conversation: Moderator Leon Stebe and HPI Director Prof. Christoph Meinel.

Teaser: More Knowledge about the Digital World

HPI Podcast Neuland: Teaser

Outlook on the range of topics of the new HPI podcast

In the new HPI podcast, experts talk about digital developments and trends as well as opportunities and risks of digitization: from the power of artificial intelligence to blockchain technology and the hounding in social media.