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Public discussion: The future of online platform labour in Kenya

The SET project discusses with local stakeholders the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable and inclusive Kenyan gig economy.

Digital Futures: A New Toolbox for Learning in Schools and Universities

Our OER-toolbox addresses questions about possible futures in our digital world and can be used in teaching units, seminars and workshops.

Bundling local knowledge globally: Launch of an international research project on sustainable digitalisation

The research project “Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Global Digitalisation (SET)” of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) develops international approaches to regulate online platform work and deal with climate issues in the digital economy.

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Cross-cultural Visions of Artificial Intelligence: Japanese-German Conference in Berlin

From 11 to 13 May 2022, the international conference “Artificial Intelligence and the Human: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Science and Fiction” will take place in Berlin.

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Social entrepreneurship: How start-ups use artificial intelligence for social good

How does Entrepreneurship use AI for social good?
A new study by Nicole Siebold, Georg von Richthofen and Ali Aslan Gümüsay provides an answer to this important question in areas such as integration, health care or climate protection.

Man sieht den Bundespräsidenten, wie er in einer Liveschaltung mit vielen Teilnehmenden auf einen großen Bildschirm per Zoom-Call diskutiert.

New solutions for an ethical digitalisation: International experts discuss their research findings with German Federal President Steinmeier

On 07 February 2022, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will receive the results report of the research project “Ethics of Digitalisation – from Principles to Practices” in Bellevue Palace.

Digital sovereignty in Africa. German Federal President Steinmeier in dialogue with experts from 14 African countries.

On 24 June 2021, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be attending the “Toward an African Narrative on Digital Sovereignty” research sprint via a live online connection. Together with the participants, he will talk about new approaches to further the national and individual interests of citizens in Africa’s digital economy. The sprint is part of the “Ethics of Digitalisation” research project at the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC).

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The first open access repository of platform policies: HIIG launches new Platform Governance Archive

With the Platform Governance Archive (PGA), the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) is taking a pioneering step in collaborative research on online platforms and their governance. The archive is open to researchers, citizens and journalists from all over the world. It collects and organises platforms’ documents on their regulation and governance and makes them accessible via open access.

The critical infrastructure of democracy: lecture series “Making Sense of the Digital Society” continues

As part of the series Making Sense of the Digital Society, Jan-Werner Müller discusses what the changes in this critical infrastructure mean for the effective exercise of fundamental rights as well as for the relationship between citizens and the political system.

A joint project of HIIG and Knowledge Unlatched receives funding from BMBF

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will fund the project for 24 months from April 2021 and thus support the transformation of scientific publishing towards OA.

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