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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.

NEWS FROM THE INSTITUTE

Event series: Digitaler Salon

Machine Gun Learning

Should autonomous weapon systems make decisions without human control mechanisms?

Book Launch

Alexander Schiff: Informationsintermediäre

In a phase of upheaval in legal access to information intermediaries, the author points out perspectives for…

Digital Electoral Compass 2021

How much digital policy is in the election programs?

As of today, interested parties can check the party programs for the Bundestag elections for digital issues…

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Wahlkompass Digitales 2021

Lack of digital policy in the truel of the chancellor candidates – An emancipation of the electorate

nsights into the projects in the field of digital policy are not yet available in the truels. However, if you would like to find out more, you have come to the right place: Three researchers from HIIG and HBI write about their opinions on digital policy and refer to the Digital Electoral Compass. It gives journalists and voters the opportunity to get an idea of the situation for themselves. 

When will the first AI top the New York Times bestseller list?

Language generators based on artificial intelligence are producing increasingly convincing texts. This led us to wonder: Could an AI guest-author an article in Encore? This AI-written text is the result of our experiment.

Virtual volunteering – How young people use digital technologies for the common good

Digitalisation is giving rise to new fields and forms of engagement. In the pandemic, solidarity practices gained relevance, organisations were challenged.

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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INTERNET SOCIETY FOUNDATION

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NETWORK OF CENTERS

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

WHAT DOES THE HIIG SAY TO ...

Find out what we contribute to these public discourses and investigate in our research