The Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt), an Institute within the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, contributes to a better understanding of digital transformation’s developments and challenges. Thereby, we provide the foundations which will shape society’s digital future responsibly, for the common good.


Software is on everybody’s lips, software engineering is considered the key discipline par excellence, software “eats the world”. In this long read, computer scientist Alexander Pretschner explains what software actually is, and what it has to do with AI and machine learning.


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