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AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has started receiving bad publicity since Midjourney and ChatGPT came on to the scene. Not only are the ethical and economic implications of large-scale AI models the subject of much discussion, concerns about their environmental impact are getting louder, too. With that in mind, I will use this blog post to explore the question of how sustainable AI really is and – spoiler alert – what we need to do to make AI more sustainable. You will also learn why training the models is not the biggest problem from an environmental standpoint.

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Industries

15.06.2023 By Stefan Rogge and Svenja Schröder

Sustainability regulations

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Regulations require a great deal of time and effort, but at the end of the day, how can companies generate added value from their hard work? In this blog post, we will explore how regulatory changes are not only an obligation, but can also be an opportunity for insurance companies to take a leading role in shaping a sustainable future.

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One of the exciting statistics on digital sustainability revolves around the energy efficiency of programming languages. The most well-known paper on the subject gives the impression that some programming languages could be up to 80 times more sustainable than others. But is that really the case? In this blog post, I will clear up some myths about digital sustainability and show what really matters.

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Methodology

The narrative that sustainability is time-consuming, expensive and contradicts business goals still persists. Critics of regulation in particular stubbornly uphold this dogmatic belief. Therefore, in this blog post, we will take a look at how much truth there is to this and why digital technologies are a decisive factor when it comes to environmental and economic sustainability.

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Industries

Green IT is no longer a new trend and many people are already familiar with it. But what role does sustainability play for the public sector and can the purchasing decisions of the German government, local authorities and federal states have a significant impact on the market and the environment? I want to use this blog post to explore these questions and others.

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Methodology

How can companies truly become more sustainable? Sustainability goals and voluntary commitments are proper and important, but many companies fail to put these plans into practice. In this blog post, you will be able to read about the challenges companies face when it comes to achieving sustainability goals and how digital technologies can help.

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Industries

06.02.2023 By Ellen Szczepaniak, Zoe Holdt and Timo Hartmann

Saving energy through gamification

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Whereas we are motivated to save energy at home due to rising energy prices and an impending hole in our wallets, things often look different in the office: personal account balances do not suffer and so people sometimes leave a light or the heating on. One possible incentive in this regard is gamification – that is, the introduction of playful elements. In our blog post, you will learn exactly what this looks like and what potential savings gamification entails.

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Industries

02.02.2023 By Katja Dippel

Trends in the insurance industry for 2023

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The to-do list for IT managers in insurance companies might get quite long in 2023. One tool for overcoming these challenges, as well as for exploiting their potential, is innovative IT technologies and methods. In my blog post, I will present eight focus topics that the adesso Insurance Team has identified.

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Inside adesso

In order to achieve sustainability goals in companies, sustainability must first be better understood – because without reliable information as a basis for decision-making, it is impossible to objectively evaluate the effectiveness of measures. This blog post will show where and how digital technologies can help with this.

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