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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.





Recent publications




News & Activities


2019.09.10 | DATALAB, Disinformation, Survival of Quality Content

DATALAB delivers first report as a part of EU project SOMA

The growth of social media and the availability of social media data has opened up new opportunities for researchers and journalists, but social media companies are making it increasingly difficult to obtain comprehensive access to data. This is the subject of the latest report to the European Commission delivered by DATALAB as part of the SOMA…

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.




Contact


Anja Bechmann

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