For the 5th round of the Prototype Fund we have picked an additional thematic focus in addition to the four basic pillars of the program, Civic Tech, Data Literacy, Data Security and Software Infrastructure:
New technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are on everyone’s lips – but they are not (yet) in our hands. With the focus of the 5th cohort, we wanted to encourage more people to help shape new technologies ™ and thus our future.
Together, we seek to investigate what opportunities emergent technological developments offer society. How much of it is hype, what are the risks, how can we gain a better insight into the emergence of technologies, influence and co-develop them?
We help investigative journalists to encrypt their data in emergency situations.
We educate young people about the protection of personal data.
We democratise the availability of mobile phone warning systems.
We enable cashless transactions while protecting your privacy.
We show the potential for manipulation of automated image recognition systems.
We enable the use of Android apps without the integration of Google Play services.
We provide a data-based, detailed overview of the development of rent rates.
We develop a locally executable translation service based on AI.
We offer push news for providers outside the large, proprietary app stores.
We offer a simple yet robust VPN client.
We accelerate the transition of the Internet to the use of renewable energies.
We protect data from ransom software using machine learning.