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Knowledge for the ears: New ÖFIT podcast highlights trends for the public sector

News from Apr. 16, 2020

What will the administration of the future look like? What role does artificial intelligence (AI) play in the public sector? What about “Self-data protection”, Open Data or law in the digital space? In the new ÖFIT podcast, the experts from our Competence Center for Public IT (ÖFIT) provide answers to current trends and challenges for the public sector.

Public administration is faced with the major task of organizing work digitally, not only in corona times. At the Competence Center for Public IT (ÖFIT), scientists are investigating how the digitization of public administration can be successful. In order to share expert knowledge about public IT, the competence centre has set up an audio publication channel. The ÖFIT podcast now highlights current trends, presents recommendations for action, and helps to better understand the context.

ÖFIT research focuses on a holistic approach that takes into account technical as well as social, legal and economic aspects and influencing factors. Various publication formats focus on issues related to the ongoing digitalization of our society. The podcast aims to make these topics accessible to a broader audience in a new setting. An open discussion format reflects the perspectives and working methods of the interdisciplinary team and takes a look at the backround of various recommendations for action to politics, administration and civil society.

Two episodes are available at the start of the podcast series. In the first episode, ÖFIT director Prof. Peter Parycek explains the role of the competence center as a think tank for public IT issues. In the second issue, ÖFIT researcher Basanta Thapa presents future scenarios for artificial intelligence (AI) within public administration in 2030.

You can subscribe and listen to the free podcast via pre-installed apps for Android and iPhone as well as on well-known podcast platforms. Further editions will focus on a variety of topics, such as the concept of “Self-data protection” on the Internet, machine-readable legal texts or open data platforms for public administration.