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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


2020.01.28 | DATALAB, Disinformation, Data sharing and privacy

DATALAB contributes to AoIR’s Internet Research Ethics Guidelines 3.0

As a reaction to new technological developments, including the political and institutional pressure on researchers, the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) has recently published the third edition of guidelines for ethics in Internet Research: “Ethical Guidelines 3.0” (IRE 3.0).

2020.01.03 | DATALAB

Predicting future trends from past novelty: New model for trend estimation on social media

As part of the H2020-project NGI Forward, DATALAB has developed a new model for the estimation of trend reservoirs. The model was applied on the social media site Reddit to deliver insights into trending discussions on artificial intelligence.

2019.12.17 | DATALAB, Algorithmic operation and control

Patients risk incorrect treatment when AI systems makes the wrong diagnosis (in Danish)

The AI developers' ability to interpret data correctly is alpha and omega when intelligent IT systems are used in the treatment of illnesses




Contact


Anja Bechmann

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