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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

Research meets utopia - we break down boundaries between disciplines, rethink existing discourses and develop new questions to explore the permanent change of the digital.

We are making sense of the digital society

Well-informed actors in politics, business and society are needed to shape digitalisation. We analyse changes, point out fields of action and ensure knowledge transfer so that our research benefits society.

Incubator for digital research networkers

Want to be part of the playing field for digital mavericks? The HIIG offers young researchers
a platform for their interests and strengthens their international networking.

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.

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Digital Learning Space

Why, AI?

Everyone talks about Artificial Intelligence (AI). But how does it change society?

Call for applications

Toward an African Narrative on Digital Sovereignty

Be part of our virtual research Sprint 2021 on the African Narrative on Digital Sovereignty! Application Deadline: Sunday, 23…

New project

Digital Urban Center for Aging and Health (DUCAH)

From 19 April, the DUCAH participants will explore problems in the interplay of digitisation, urbanisation and health.

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Siri’s evil sister. When the Dutch public service steals your data

“System Risk Indication” (SyRI) deployed by the dutch government for automatically detecting social benefit fraud. The program was shut down due to a severe lack in transparency and unproportional collection of data. This demonstrates how automating public services fails, when not properly implemented.

Myth: AI will kill us all!

AI won’t kill us in the form of a time-travelling humanoid robot with an Austrian accent. But:…

Myth: What you do with AI in the bedroom is your own thing

More and more AI systems are being used as personal assistants, also in the bedroom and for…

ISSUES IN FOCUS

Why, AI?

Everyone talks about Artificial Intelligence (AI). But how does it change society? And how can we use it to help society? For that, we need to understand how AI works and how we can make it work for us. We need to get this right, because there is so much to get wrong. This is why we have put together this online learning space. We hope that with “Why, AI?” you learn a little more about how AI impacts the world. And how we need to change AI before it changes us…

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NETWORK OF CENTERS

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

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