Maximilian Mattern

Posts by Maximilian Mattern

IoT – Smart Cities

by on August 3, 2018 11:06 am
Starting with the activities at the Auto-ID-Center [1] at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where a global standard system for RFID and other sensors had been defined, IoT is now an accepted part of our private and public life and has already been established in the industrial sector. Even governmental administrations recognized the impact… Read more IoT – Smart Cities

Big Data & The Music Industry

by on July 26, 2018 11:34 am
1000 Songs in your pocket. This sentence should ring a bell for every music- or technology enthusiast. With these words, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the first iPod in 2001. [1] Some say though, that it wasn’t the iPod but iTunes that has changed the way we consume music. Suddenly it was possible to… Read more Big Data & The Music Industry

The Threat of Artificial Intelligence

by on July 16, 2018 11:30 pm
Before jumping into the question if artificial intelligence will end human life on this planet, I’d like to dive deeper into what artificial intelligence is. There is no exact definition of the term artificial intelligence. Similar to the term “vehicle” which describes various means of transportation, “artificial intelligence” describes various programs, or software in general… Read more The Threat of Artificial Intelligence

The Future of Cloud Computing

by on July 13, 2018 9:50 am
In April 1964, IBM introduced the first Main Frame Computer called System 360. [1] Those computers, even though not to be compared to todays computers in terms of size and performance marked the beginning of the era of computing in which we are today. Another important Date was the 20 December 1990. That day, the… Read more The Future of Cloud Computing

Thoughts on Moore’s Law

by on July 8, 2018 8:30 pm
It has now been 53 years since Gordon E. Moore published a paper called “Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits”. [1] In it he stated that “The complexity for minimum component costs has increased at a rate of roughly a factor of two per year. Certainly, over the short term this rate can be expected… Read more Thoughts on Moore’s Law