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.

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.

NEWS FROM THE INSTITUTE

New publication

Defining concepts of the digital society

In this concept series, we discuss and validate overarching frameworks and theories like Datafication and Filter bubble.

Auszeichnung

HIIG researcher becomes “AI-Newcomer” 2019

At the end of the scientific year on AI, Shirley Ogolla has been chosen as one of…

Expert discussion

HIIG directors on the ethics of digital transformation

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society welcomed Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the HIIG directors.

RECENT BLOG POSTS

AI in SMEs | HIIG

AI in SMEs – Status quo and challenges

“AI is a basic technology that enables a wide range of new capabilities for machines that challenge entire market hypotheses,” says Alexander Waldmann in the interview with Miriam Wolf. This…

Online content regulation in Brazil faces risk of setback

In Brazil, the operative intermediary liability system risks being invalidated, as the country’s Supreme Court should rule…

African innovation hubs coming of age

How do fledgling digital innovation communities evolve in the Global South? Nicolas Friederici shares his observations from…

ISSUES IN FOCUS

algorithmic decisions and human rights

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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OUR EVENTS

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Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Work – Implications, Opportunities And Risks

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INTERNET SOCIETY FOUNDATION

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NETWORK OF CENTERS

To connect with internet researchers around the world, HIIG founded a network