Impetus for the digital society

Impetus for the digital society

Digitalisation is innovation. Exploiting digitalisation for society needs
governance of innovation. In order to shape societal change, we first need to understand it.

Lab for Digital Maverick

Lab for digital mavericks

A home for researchers who cross disciplinary boundaries, love questioning
norms and discourses – in order to explore the depths of digital transformation.

exploring digital sphere

We are making sense of the digital society

Digital transformation affects all areas of societal life. In our research at HIIG we analyse these changes and shed light on current discourses, in order to inform and activate the actors involved.

incubator

Incubator for digital research networkers

Interested in becoming part of a home to digital mavericks? HIIG offers young researchers
a platform for their interests and helps them grow their international network.

NEWS FROM THE INSTITUTE

Recent study

GDPR falls short in terms of AI

The General Data Protection Regulation is an important, but not sufficient step towards regulation of automated decision…

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Making sense of the digital society

Marion Fourcade: Social order in the digital society

How is social order constituted and legitimated in a society ruled by digital classifiers? Marion Fourcade, writer…

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Digitaler Salon

Directed by Data

The event in April deals with the impact of data on the creative industry: Scripts and series…

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RECENT BLOG POSTS

The ethics of big data, Facebook & Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is under fire after the social media giant admitted it didn’t prevent data from as many as 50 million users getting to political data firm Cambridge Analytica, which it…

Power and counter-power in the digital society

How is power constituted in the digital society? Who is powerful – and how can power be…

Voter or consumer – double standards?

The current debate over Facebook and Cambridge Analytica also concerns the fundamental status of citizens as essential components…

ISSUES IN FOCUS

Algorithmic decisions and human rights

From smart assistants in the justice, over intelligent systems in the administration sector to highly developed portable devices: Innovations in the field of artificial intelligence are impacting nearly every area of our everyday life. However, algorithmic decision-making leads to complex human rights implications. In this dossier researchers of the NoC European Hub discuss the role of law and ethics in the context of algorithmic decision-making.

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UNSERE EVENTS

AUSGEWÄHLTE FORSCHUNGSPROJEKTE

competing and complementing

Competing and complementing – The relation of Co-determination and new participatory platforms within companies

bigdata-nudging

Big Data & Nudging – Regulation by Big Data and Behavioural Sciences

Pelagios

Pelagios Commons: Linking the places of your past

FEATURED VIDEOS

LECTURE

Future and uncertainty in the digital society

DIGITALER SALON

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NEW PUBLICATION

Matti Gross: What is user innovation?

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NETWORK OF CENTERS

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WHAT DOES THE HIIG SAY TO ...

  • DataProtection
  • BigData
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Open Innovation
  • Open Science
  • Privacy
  • Freedom of speech
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithms
  • Blockchain
  • Platforms

Find out what we contribute to these public discourses and investigate in our research