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.
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ISSUES IN FOCUS
Not only tech giants in Silicon Valley influence the development of artificial intelligence (AI): supranational political institutions, states and parties are also active leaders and regulators. They set legal standards, formulate strategies for the future, explore potentials and dangers, promote and sanction or even adopt controversial positions. How do political actors position themselves in the AI debate between economic interest, ethical controversies and the common good? Where do their strategies differ? Is politics here more of a driver or a driven force?
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SELECTED HIIG EXPERTISE IN MEDIA AND SOCIETY
Making sense of the digital society
The politics of urban digital infrastructures
Social Media: Regulation of hate speech
Philosophy of the digital
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NETWORK OF CENTERS
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