Briefly informed: Robo-Recruiting, Privacy Shield, Flight Simulator, PC keys


Artificial intelligence in the company recruitment process can make the selection of new employees much “more efficient and effective”. This is the result of a short study recently published by the Bundestag Office for Technology Assessment. At the same time, the potential for damage from robo-recruiting is also very high if discriminatory patterns are reproduced and potentiated by algorithms. According to a survey, more than half of the HR staff from 1,000 leading German companies assume that they will be increasingly supported in their work by intelligent machines in the future.

Baden-Württemberg’s data protection officer Stefan Brink expects fines for German companies and criticizes the European Court of Justice after the ruling against the Privacy Shield. Brink told the Handelsblatt that the supervisory authorities are currently trying to find a way out of an “almost unsolvable situation”. Otherwise, every German company would have to be checked and fined if it built its infrastructure on US data processors.



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The new Microsoft Flight Simulator could lead to a significant increase in sales of PC hardware. This is what the US market researchers at Jon Peddie Research assume in their current analysis. They expect sales of 2.27 million PC versions of the flight simulation within the next three years alone. In addition to the usual PC upgrade components such as main processors, graphics cards and memory bars, the market researchers also include displays, control hardware and virtual reality glasses. The Flight Simulator is available in three editions for 70, 90 and 120 euros, each of which contains more aircraft and more finely simulated airports.

Custom keyboards are popular. Where color compositions and lighting previously played a major role, the good old cross stitch now comes into play. The maker Billie Ruben originally lived out her creativity with costume design and tailoring and then discovered 3D printing a few years ago. While working on a keyboard she had designed herself, she came up with the idea of ​​making keys that can be embroidered. It is already offering the first 3D printing templates for download, writes Make magazine in its online edition.

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