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DATALAB

  • Center for Digital Social Research

DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research is an interdisciplinary research center at the School of Communication and Culture. The center is based on the vision that technology and data systems should maintain a focus on people and society, supporting the principles of democracy, human rights and ethics.


All research and activities of the center is focusing on three contemporary challenges facing the digital society, that is the challenge of 1) preserving conditions for privacy, autonomy and trust among individuals and groups; 2) sustaining the provision of and access to high-quality content online to safeguard democracy; and 3) maintaining a suitable and meaningful balance between algorithmic and human control in connection with automation.





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News & Activities


2019.05.24 | DATALAB, Algorithmic operation and control

Even robots have values. And that isn't always a good thing (in Danish)

Robots with artificial intelligence can improve our lives, but they can also carry on old prejudices and discrimination. Read the commentary in Jyllands-Posten from DATALAB's Jiyoung Kim and Anja Bechmann.

2019.05.20 | DATALAB, Algorithmic operation and control

Come to Critical Algorithm Studies workshop

Everywhere on the internet, algorithmic systems try to trap, hook, grab, or otherwise capture users through recommendations. This workshop focuses on how critical scholars can gain from analyzing recommendation systems through this entrapment analogy. DATALAB co-organizes the exciting PhD symposium at AIAS on May 27.

2019.05.10 | Disinformation, DATALAB, Survival of Quality Content

New EU research center launched at disinformation conference

Research in information disorder on social media will be focal point of a new research center hosted by DATALAB. The center was officially opened on Monday May 6th at a disinformation conference.




Contact


Anja Bechmann

Center Director
anjabechmann@cc.au.dk
+45 5133 5138