Back to school – part 1

The improvement of governmental services with data science is widely acknowledged, but success stories in Germany are still scarce. idalab has been involved in various projects in this regard, most recently —together with Technologiestiftung Berlin and Stiftung Neue Verantwortung — regarding the way children get assigned to primary schools.

Can data science help to mitigate rising populism?

If one headline were to describe the last months of politics in Europe and America, it would be “the rise of populism”. In the US, Donald Trump secured the GOP nomination without any substantial policy plan, and in Europe populist parties continue to shake up the political environment.

So tell me, what will actually happen in the future?

The future is a fascinating thing. Not only our private discussions, but also public debates on TV are shaped by questions about what’s to come.

Interview with Linus Bengtsson – Leveraging telco data in developing countries

Data from telecom operators is highly sensitive, but also extremely valuable.

“There is a fine line between potential benefits of data science and data privacy”

The potential and scope of social uprisings has been significantly enhanced by the rise of the internet and its modern communication tools.

For data science in international development, user feedback is essential

This winter, Europeans complained heavily about the absence of snow, making alpine skiing almost impossible in parts of the Alps.

Three ways how data science can help to manage the refugee crisis

The refugee crisis has been one of the most prominent topics in world politics and media.

Essen, Restaurants, Lieferdienste – was kann Data Science leisten?

Wenn man die Bilder auf Instagram nach ihrem Inhalt clustern würde, kämen Bilder von Speisen und Getränken wahrscheinlich an einer der ersten Stellen.