Digitaler Salon: LOL war gestern
Cat falls off the sofa: Roflmao, epic fail! Dumbness prevails, deal with it! On 28 February, we are going to discuss memes and online humour at Digitaler Salon: What goes viral? Are AI and robots going to make everybody laugh in the near future?
Future and uncertainty in the digital society
What does prediction by algorithms and AI mean? How does AI shift our understanding and production of knowledge? And how do algorithmic forecasts affect our relationship with the future? Elena Esposito, one of the leading advocates of systems theory, will continue our lecture series on 12 March. Sign up now!
Brand new: encore Volume 2017
encore is just off the presses – transformed into a high-profile magazine on internet and society research. Share the latest issue with your friends, colleagues and family members and read what Manuel Castells, Tarleton Gillespie, José van Dijck and Bill Dutton say about the digital society.
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The Privatised Public Sphere
The public sphere metaphor was always contested and this continues in the digital realm. While “old” debates on access, inequality and power continue, the so-called platform society has taken concerns about power and commercialisation to a new level. The idea of the public sphere is closely tied to fundamental rights …
Backdoor: How a metaphor turns into a weapon
Governments want special access to encrypted data while IT specialists and privacy advocates oppose these demands. What is the role of the “backdoor” metaphor within these conflicts, often coined as “Crypto Wars”? Leontine Jenner takes a closer look at the metaphor’s many layers. Dossier: How metaphors shape the …
Chers voisins d’outre-Rhin: A french NetzDG?
In his New Years Speech French president Emmanuel Macron has announced a new law project regarding the propagation of fake news online that shall be submitted until late 2018. This announcement comes at a time when the German law against hate speech online (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz) just took effect (January 2018) and …
Hidden treasure: User innovation in smart energy
Everybody is discussing energy cost savings. But what is the situation with Smart Energy user innovations in Germany? In this interview conducted by innogy foundation, Hendrik Send refers to a hidden treasure just waiting to be discovered. Together with Matti Große, he presents the findings of our study on “User …
- Berliner Weltverbesserer: Er entwickelt Leitlinien für künstliche Intelligenz
Christian Djeffal, Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft
Berliner Zeitung 21.02.2018
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