Impetus for the digital society
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RESEARCH ISSUES IN FOCUS
Platform regulation and data governance
Digital platforms play a crucial role in our society. We investigate the regulation of new public spheres and the governance of their data.
Artificial intelligence and society
Artificial Intelligence is operating in diverse contexts of our society. What can we learn from its political, social and cultural facets?
Digitalisation and sustainability
In terms of sustainability, digitalisation faces countless opportunities and challenges. We explore how technology is used responsibly.
Digital infrastructures of the knowledge society
We explore the use of digital infrastructures to create, share and disseminate knowledge for all in our knowledge society.
Digital organising and the future of work
The future of work is characterised by spatial and temporal flexibility and by the increasing interaction between people and technology.
Autonomy, autonomous systems and robots
Autonomous systems show the enormous influence of AI on our society. We investigate the complex relationship between humans and intelligent machines.
DIGITAL SOCIETY BLOG
Sustainable industries through digital supply chains?
Can digital supply chains help the industry to become more sustainable? Researchers at the Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS) at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam explored the opportunities and risks of digital supply chains for environmental sustainability.
Towards a socially just gig economy in Kenya: Stakeholder engagement and regulatory processes
The gig economy in Kenya is growing rapidly but conditions for workers are often precarious. We investigated the livelihoods of gig workers.
The age of machine autonomy?
Can machines be autonomous – or is it a human prerogative? This categorical question dominates many discussions on our relationship to purportedly intelligent machines. A human vs. machine rhetoric, however, does not get us very far.