Google has reached “Quantum Supremacy”

Google has now officially made its proof of the so-called Quantum Supremacy public by publishing an article in Nature. According to Sundar Pichai on the company’s blog “We’ve shown that our newest quantum processor Sycamore with 53 qubits can perform a calculation within seconds that would take thousands of years even for the strongest supercomputers […]

How to be a slower and more thoughtful news consumer |

Digital minimalist Cal Newport advocates a moderated information  consumption. Are you ready to join the attention resistance? It’s core principle is to embrace the concept of slow. It’s the right response to become more mindful in an age in which the digital attention economy is shoveling more and more clickbait toward us. Crucial to a […]

Most Deepfakes Are Porn, and They’re Multiplying Fast | WIRED

Two years ago, software was realeased that montaged faces of Hollywood actresses into pornographic video clips. This is now known as deepfakes and the technology has found a wide audience. While some of the manipulated videos are fun and mostly harmless like the picture above, a report by Deeptrace found 96% of deepfakes are pornographic. […]

Q’​News – Next Generation Newsletter

In den letzten Jahren haben sich im Bereich der Messenger Plattformen, parallel zu bestehenden Systemen, mobile Newsletter-Services etabliert. Es gibt zahlreiche Dienstleister die Newsletter-Services auf Messenger Plattformen wie z.B. WhatsApp anbieten. Insbesondere die im Vergleich mit Email größere Öffnungsrate von Nachrichten macht diese Art von Newsletter für Unternehmen attraktiv. Allerdings begibt man sich in eine […]

We Are All Confident Idiots – Pacific Standard

Incompetent people cannot recognize just how incompetent are. In order to realize how incompetent they are, they must have expertise in the area they simply lack. It’s like a blind spot: they don’t know what they don’t know. This is called the Dunning-Kruger effect. Read more here  

Warum die Katze im Sack kaufen?

Welche Katze? Welcher Sack? Die Katze im Sack ist in diesem Fall der Email-Newsletter und das Kaufen ist die Anmeldung. Email-Newsletter sind kein sehr spannendes Thema und doch wichtig für viele Unternehmen um Kunden mit Informationen zu versorgen. Warum? Newsletter sind ein tolles Tool für Unternehmen: man schreibt einfach eine Email und klickt auf “Senden” […]

The Fantasy of Opting Out | The MIT Press Reader

In a world where the cost of opting out is getting constantly higher, the pressure of not to opt out is mounting. Almost every platform tells users that by opting out from cookies, link and click tracking, personal information, etc. they won’t be able to fully benefit from the platform (services). Some platforms even go […]