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This blog is a place for us to reflect on data science, AI, and machine learning. Hence, it covers a broad array of topics: technical considerations, our view on certain industries, interviews with researchers, thought leaders, and industry experts, as well as light-weight visualisation.

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The Data behind Altered States of Consciousness: Interview with Timo Torsten Schmidt

When we want to grasp the subjective experiences of others, we count on their verbal accounts. Limited to language, quantifying how something feels for an individual is very hard. It is even more arduous for altered states of consciousness where descriptions become somewhat metaphorical.

Der Mythos der Juristen: Für Standardisierung zu individuell – Interview mit Professor Breidenbach Teil II

Anlässlich der Veröffentlichung des „Rechtshandbuch Legal Tech“, erschienen im C.H. Beck Verlag, waren wir im Gespräch mit Professor Breidenbach. Ausgehend von seinem Buchkapitel „Industrialisierung des Rechts“ entwickelte sich eine lebhafte Diskussion zum „Möglichkeitsraum Legal Tech“. Im zweiten Teil des Interviews sprechen wir über die digitale Fertigungsstraße, darüber, was sich an der Ausbildung der Juristen ändern sollte, wie man durch Potenzialentfaltung an Schulen gegen die Spaltung der Gesellschaft vorgehen könnte, und die Frage, ob die Industrialisierung des Rechts den Juristen von seiner Arbeit entfremdet.

idalab seminar #10: Precision Medicine – How to Identify Biomarkers that Help Patients Choose Their Best Treatment Option

In idalab seminar #10, we turn to the field of Precision Medicine. Dr. Nicole Krämer from Staburo GmbH will give a talk on how Data Science can help physicians to predict a patient’s reaction to a certain treatment in advance.

Data journalism for the people

Oh boy, we live in exciting times. Not many generations in history do get the chance to witness a technological revolution as profound as the current one. While it can be challenging to constantly adapt to new devices and services, there’s also the thrill to observe just how the new technologies change the ways we go about things.

Der Mythos der Juristen: Für Standardisierung zu individuell – Interview mit Professor Breidenbach Teil I

Anlässlich der Veröffentlichung des „Rechtshandbuch Legal Tech“, erschienen im C.H. Beck Verlag, waren wir im Gespräch mit Professor Breidenbach. Ausgehend von seinem Buchkapitel „Industrialisierung des Rechts“ entwickelte sich eine lebhafte Diskussion zum „Möglichkeitsraum Legal Tech“.

idalab seminar #9: When you’re Sick, Please Stay at Home – Making Sense of Spreading Phenomena using Human Contact Data

The next idalab seminar will take place on Friday April 27th at 5pm, as always in our office at Potsdamer Straße 68. We will host a talk by Benjamin F. Maier, PhD student at the Robert Koch Institute and freelance data scientist.

idalab seminar #5: Canonical Trends: Detecting Trend Setters in Web Data

On August 14th 2017, Felix Biessmann gave a talk at idalab about “Canonical Trends: Detecting Trend Setters in Web Data”. The talk was based on a paper that Felix has written in 2012, together with Jens-Michalis Papaioannou (TU Berlin), Mikio Braun (TU Berlin), Andreas Harth (Karlsruhe Institue of Technology):

The idalab seminars: our contribution to the AI discussion

For a while now, starting in March 2016, you have received information about the idalab seminars via our newsletter, Twitter, Linkedin or our Blog. For those who have never heard, or never attended – and always wondered – we want to take a brief moment to present to you what idalab seminars are all about, where we want to go with them and how we’d like you to be involved.

How to achieve maximum office happiness: Turning the allocation of office seats into an integer programming problem

The allocation of office seats can be tackled with either elbows, consideration and compromise – or the skills of a Data Scientist. Naturally, at idalab, we treated finding the perfect seating order as a mathematical optimisation problem. We are quite proud of the result. May we present to you what we’re fondly calling: The Optimum Happiness Distribution Project.