DLD Munich 2020

Trust, Privilege & Power

Early Facebook investor Roger NcNamee noticed in early 2016 that people were using the platform to spread misinformation and violate civil rights. He expressed his concerns to founder Mark Zuckerberg and top executive…
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Social Networks Rebooted

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and technology reporter Steven Levy take a close look at the state of social networking, and what’s wrong with the current approach of making money through targeted advertising. Wales…
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Future of Flight

Will air taxis and passenger drones bring the next revolution in mobility? AI pioneer Sebastian Thrun, CEO of Kitty Hawk, believes that autonomous flying vehicles may well be the best way to “free…
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Intelligent LED Horticulture

Vertical farming is just one way of growing vegetables without destroying forests for farm land. Alexander Gerfer, CTO of Würth Elektronik, explains how smartly controlled LED lights can be used for indoor agriculture…
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Containers of Culture

Sky Hopinka is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and descendant of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. A big part of Hopinka’s artistic practice grapples with the accelerated disappearance with language and…
January 20, 2020
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Meat the Future: Plant-Based Food

Hunger and malnutrition remain an enormous problem, with one in four people globally facing insecurites about their food supply. “By 2050, we will need two planets to feed our entire population”, said Lior…
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Out of Space

Catherine “Cady” Coleman is one of the few people in the world who can say she’s gone to outer space – twice. “I always thought space was somewhere else but space is part…
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Close Your Eyes & Learn to See

In the digital age, photography has been democratized and made accessible to nearly everyone. In this talk, photographer Kurt Moser speaks to journalist Karl Hoffmann about his “Lightcatcher” project – an effort to…
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Magic in Limitations

Tau Lewis started out as a journalist and discovered a love for words and poetry. Today she is also a successful sculptor. Her artworks present carefully crafted characters and creatures from make-believe worlds.…
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Renewable Revolution

Hayden Wood is the cofounder and CEO of Bulb, a renewable energy supplier that uses technology to optimize electricity sourcing from wind, solar and hydro in a cost-effective way. Founded in 2015, Bulb…
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What Does AI Add to Our Lives?

Artificial intelligence is “surrounded by a fog of uncertainty and mythologies”, observes chess champion Garry Kasparov. In conversation with Michal Pěchouček, CTO of security firm Avast, Kasparov explains why he’s not worried about…
January 20, 2020
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Rebooting the Internet

In this DLD20 conversation, New York Times reporter Mike Isaac sat down with Gavin Wood, co-founder of Parity Technologies, to examine how “to make the Internet great again”, what is spurring the developments…
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