It was a great pleasure for me to contribute to Roland Eller's, Markus Heinrich's and Maik Schober’s latest, much acclaimed publication ”Investing money like the pros”. As co-authors, Christoph Impekoven and Jochen Werne reflected on the topic ”The world’s most important currency”. In this article, the authors want to show and delineate the differences between stablecoins in particular and "fiat" currencies in general. After reading this article, you will know what a stablecoin is, what types there are, how it differs from the US dollar or the euro, and why the most important currency in all worlds is "trust".
In March 2023, the Korean blog "theSCIENCEplus" by Moon Kwang-ju published the article "ChatGPT - Breakthrough or Hype". The article is based on the argumentation of the scinexx article "ChatGPT and Co - Opportunity or Risk?" by Nadja Podregar and refers to insights from leading German experts such as Johannes Hoffart, Thilo Hagendorff, Ute Schmid, Jochen Werne et al. Most of these experts are also organised in Germany's leading AI platform "Learning Systems".
Author Nadja Podbregar published an amazing article in the German knowledge magazine scinexx.de about the status quo of AI systems based on large language models. Her article draws on statements by leading experts such as Johannes Hoffart (SAP), Thilo Hagendorff (University Tübingen), Ute Schmid (University Bamberg), Jochen Werne (Prosegur), Catherine Gao (Northwestern University), Luciano Floridi (Oxford Internet Institute), Massimo Chiratti (IBM Italy), Tom Brown (OpenAI), Volker Tresp (Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich), Jooyoung Lee (University of Mississippi), Thai Lee (university of Mississippi).
It is my great pleasure to join some of Europe's leading B2B marketing and e-commerce experts at this year's PROJECT NETWORKS STRATEGY SUMMIT to discuss the potential that arises from technological advances and initiatives such as the Metaverse. In the introductory keynote on the topic, I will explore the following topics in more depth: METAVERSE. Hype or all-changing? The History of the Metaverse: From Snow Crash to Google Maps and Mark Zuckerberg's $10 billion visions of a digital world. Is the Metaverse becoming a reality? Data: Be prepared - The Metaverse will increase the demand for for data engineers and AI developers Marketing in the Metaverse
The German AI platform Learning Systems has created an excellent platform for the exchange of innovation experts and thought leaders, and it is my honour and pleasure to be part of this initiative. The exchange of ideas and ongoing discussions and sharing of views on technological breakthroughs that impact us all should inspire the reader of this blog post to also become a pioneer for the benefit of our society. The ChatGPT language model has catapulted artificial intelligence into the middle of society. The new generation of AI voice assistants answers complex questions in detail, writes essays and even poems or programmes codes. It is being hailed as a breakthrough in AI development. Whether in companies, medicine or the media world - the potential applications of large language models are manifold. What is there to the hype? How will big language models like ChatGPT change our lives? And what ethical, legal and social challenges are associated with their use? Experts from the Learning Systems Platform put it in perspective.
What distinguishes so-called stablecoins from cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ether & Co? By linking to one or more currencies, this form of digital money forms a bridge to classic FIAT currencies. How this works and where problems lurk is shown in our "Compact explained".
Hybrid Seminar: Banking Use Cases of Blockchain Technology. The participants of the seminar acquire knowledge that enables them as decision-makers to understand projects that are to use blockchain technology more quickly, to recognise opportunities and risks and to evaluate them together with experts.
The Global Offshore Sailing Team is proud to announce that we will be organizing an Expedition Andaman Sea from April 14th to 22nd, 2022. This expedition is being held to promote international understanding and environmental awareness for this geopolitically important and naturally beautiful region. One of the highlights of the expedition will be a wreath laying ceremony to honor and pay tribute to those who have worked for peace in this important geopolitical region and for the promotion of the conservation of the Andaman Sea’s beautiful nature. This ceremony will be an homage to the rich values and culture of Thailand and its people, whose engagement is key to the Andaman Sea. We invite all individuals and organizations who are committed to these values to join us in this important expedition and contribute to our mission of promoting understanding and awareness in this important part of the world.
It was a great pleasure to meet again personally and be connected virtually with friends like Dr. Andreas Heindl and Dr. Johannes Winter who, like many others inside and outside this Digital Summit, dedicate their passion to the digitisation of Germany day after day. Their passion is the engine for Germany's competitiveness and prosperity. Exchanges like today between Germany's leading experts in the field of digitalisation and the German government are crucial for the country's future innovation.
Supporting the Japanese government in the planning of the "Realising a Global Society" agenda. Nomura Research Institute, one of the largest think tank in Japan has been appointed by the Government of Japan-Ministry of Economic, Trade, and Industry (METI) to promote the globalization of Japanese and Foreign companies in Japan and to understand the current business & living environment of Japan. It’s with pleasure supporting this initiative with the aim to support international understanding through exchange.
The second quantum revolution has been ongoing for more than two decades now and many countries around the globe have noticed the promises of these technologies. Just in the last decade, the number of publicly supported national initiatives grew from zero to more than 15, with globally more than 20 B€ of public investments allocated or planned. Both the number of new publications per year and patents granted on quantum technologies (QT) has also been climbing steadily for the last decade, so has been the number of start-ups being founded and established companies getting into the field. Finally, the field started receiving attention from private funding sources in recent years, which some have been calling the ‘quantum gold rush’. Within two decades, QT became a strong contender for a potential future industry from a topic that was mainly discussed in physics conferences.
What do Napoleon, the Rothschilds and the Duke of Wellington have to do with CIT industry? In their historical-social debate “Cash, book money, cryptocurrencies and the digital euro“ on money in the digital age in the book "Praxisbeispiele der Digitalisierung" (Practical Examples of Digitalisation) published by Springer Gabler Verlag, the co-authors Jochen Werne and Johannes Winter use historical examples to show the interconnectedness of various actors in the cycle of our money today.
WE are living in one of the most fascinating times our planet has ever seen. A time when, thanks to enormous technological progress, we humans have the opportunity to improve the lives of so many people in our society without sacrificing our own well-being.
TOGETHER we can create a better society. We should never forget that bringing people from different cultures and backgrounds together, discussing and reflecting on each other’s perspectives already creates understanding and is the basis for forward-looking solutions. It is also something that each of us can easily do. It is a way of people’s diplomacy. In times of great change, which automatically leads to uncertainty, it helps to provide historical and technological understanding and analogies to today’s discussants in order to find better solutions for all possible consequences of new inventions on our society.
BALANCE. As a sailor with a great passion for our oceans, I strongly believe that man and nature must be in balance. To maintain balance, it is important to be aware of possible imbalances. To generate the right attention, it takes passionate scientists and passionate communicators to reach out to the general public with the important issues. With the support of the public and the power of technology and diplomacy, people have repeatedly found creative solutions to the most difficult situations they have faced in history.