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 mavericks

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

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 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.

Exploring digital spheres

HIIG is on a mission: We are making sense of the digital society.
While everyone is asking for interdisciplinary research, we have been doing it since the beginning.

European perspective on global issues

In times of rapid change there is great need for global explanations.
We look for these answers by putting on European glasses.

Hub for Internet Research

Together with economic, political and civil-society stakeholders we're exploring digitalisation
in order to bridge the gap between the web and society.

NEWS FROM THE INSTITUTE

Making sense of the digital society

What problem does digitalisation solve?

The next guest of our academic lecture series is sociologist Armin Nassehi on 28 August. Save the...

Brandnew edited volume

Futures of eHealth

New publication edited by HIIG researchers shows previously unimagined possibilities and new ethical challenges of the digitalisation...

Applications now open

Internet and Society Fellowship 2020

You want to immerse yourself deeper into the digital society? Apply now as a fellow and join our...

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Predictive Analysis | HIIG Science Blog

Quality control for predictive analytics

More and more decisions are reached with the help of algorithms. Some kind of regulation clearly is necessary. In this article, associated HIIG researcher Gert G. Wagner and  Johannes Gerberding...

Robot judge: Verdict in the name of the algorithm?

Smaller legal disputes in Estonia are to be decided by Artificial Intelligence. In the USA, algorithms are...

How do digital platforms make their money?

How do digital platforms capture value from the transactions they enable between different actors? An analysis of...

ISSUES IN FOCUS

Algorithmic decisions and human rights

Who is responsible if an autonomous vehicle is involved in an accident? What are the consequences of automated profiling of the unemployed? How intelligent is our use of artificial intelligence, and what visions and strategies do we need for the future? 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 Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and the NoC European Hub discuss the role of law and ethics in the context of algorithmic decision-making.

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