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High-Speed Internet Helps Populist Parties

The spread of broadband internet and the electoral success of populist parties are closely related, researchers Max Schaub of the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and Davide Morisi (Collegio Carlo Alberto) show in a study focusing on the AfD…

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New Research To Explore Governance Of Emerging Technologies

The new research programme aims to scientifically investigate the legal, ethical and technical aspects of AI, machine learning and other emerging information technologies. This new programme is coordinated by Prof. Sandra Wachter, a legal scholar; Dr. Brent…

European Hub of the NoC


NRW Institute for Digitalization Research

The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia wants to support universities and research institutions with an institute for digitalization research that develops and bundles competencies and makes them nationally and internationally visible. The Institute’s mission is to actively participate in the social and technological shaping of digital transformation, focusing on the potentials and challenges for people.

Center for Advanced Internet Studies


CAIS conducts Delphi study on digitalization research in North Rhine-Westphalia

In a Delphi study, the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) is currently interviewing scientific experts in NRW about the perspectives and challenges of digitalization research. The results should help to focus and organize future research in the field of digitization and artificial intelligence.

Center for Advanced Internet Studies


A ‘Disinformation ABC’ & other strategies to address malevolent speech online

“Governments should refrain from triggering the removal of undesirable, but legal, content, as such action is inconsistent with freedom of expression,” said Susan Ness, the group’s co-chair and founder, in releasing a report and a…

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Research Impact Canvas: New tool for impactful science communication

With the help of the newly developed science communication tool Research Impact Canvas, HIIG trains PhD students and postdocs in knowledge transfer during its three day long international Impact School.


How SMEs successfully tackle digitalisation

A study by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and Sirius Minds analysed how small and medium-sized enterprises tackle the digital transformation. Berlin, 28. März 2019 – Ob intelligente Müllentsorgung mittels einer…

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