Brazilian AI lab Kunumi invited me to their Volume Podacst, which is dedicated to “reframing the present for a reimagined future”. Filipe Forattini challenged me to reflect on how I became who I am today. Here is a summary of what I said: I was a primary school feminist protesting against handicraft lessons for girls, became a rebellious anticapitalist teenager in high school, got very bored as a business administration student in the 1990ies, hid away in the academic ivory tower… But eventually I have become less black and white-thinking and managed to make my ‘exaggerated sense of justice’ my
In 2017 I visited various NGO projects in Bangladesh. Upon return to Switzerland I wrote a piece on a method to harvest rainwater in order to secure the supply of healthy water. The article was originally published in the Bangladesh newspaper Daily Sun on February 7, 2018.
The food waste of bananas created by consumers is only the tip of the iceberg. Even more waste is created at the farm level, where up to 40% of bananas are put to waste. The high percentage of waste at farm level puts an additional strain on the cost/income ratio of farmers.
“We might trust machines more than people when we communicate with them but this is dangerous because behind every machine there are the people that create it”. Just one of my statements from my lively talk with Kimberly Misquitta from Indian chatbot company Engati.