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12.02.2017

Smithsonian.com : How fluid dynamics can help you navigate crowds

The Smithsonian magazine published an article discussing how to navigate safely through a crowd. In the article, Professor Helbing explains how modeling a crowd as interacting particles can give insights into how to keep safe in such situations.   Read more 

14.01.2017

Futurezone : "A super intelligent system will not save the earth"

In an interview with Futurezone, Professor Dirk Helbing explains the effects digitization and technical advances may have on social and economic systems."A super intelligent system will not save the earth," says Professor Helbing.  Read more 

04.01.2017

NZZ: A whole new game is starting

Prof. Dirk Helbing wrote a commentary for the prestigious Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung. "When 1 percent of citizens own 99 percent of the world, it cannot be good in the long run," he argues.  Read more 

04.01.2017

Aargauer Zeitung: Big data and algorithms are the atomic bombs of the digital age

A Swiss regional newspaper Aargauer Zeitung cited Prof. Dirk Helbing.  Read more 

04.01.2017

IT Press: When the car drives by itself

The Austrian magazine covering the topics of information technologies and IT companies presented the new event „Automatisiertes Fahren“ in Vienna and the keynote talk by Prof. Dirk Helbing.  Read more 

03.01.2017

Netzwoche: E-Government needs open innovations

A Swiss magazine Netzwoche covered the 10th E-Government Symposium in Bern, Swizterland. Dirk Helbing was one of the speakers.  Read more 

02.01.2017

Rhein-Neckar Zeitung: The dictatorship of data? Scenarios for the digital world

A regional German newspaper from Heidelberg Rhein-Neckar Zeitung covered the discussion in Heidelberg. Dirk Helbing was one of the speakers.  Read more 

29.11.2016

China Daily USA: Price of anarchy, a price worth paying

In an article for China Daily USA, Prof. Carlo Ratti of MIT and Prof. Dirk Helbing of ETH Zurich argue that while the world is heading towards a data-driven optimized society, a certain amount of randomness is a fair price to pay if we would like to preserve innovation. Read more 

29.11.2016

NRC: Meanwhile, Google is working on building an army

The daily Dutch newspaper NRC published an article in which Prof. Dirk Helbing warns against the dangers of relying too heaily on big data, and how that may lead to totalitarian systems with "little or no democratic control". Read more 

29.11.2016

EuroScientist: Self-organised scientific crowds to remedy research bureaucracy

EuroScientist published an article discussing how to remedy research bureaucracy. In the article, the opinions and writings of Prof. Dirk Helbing in the FuturICT blog are cited, to show how bureaucracy might be hindering innovation and how to tackle this problem. Read more 

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