Young researchers from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
and HBI and their guests will discuss questions of "Law in the Algorithmic Society" as a part of the event series "Digital Ideas Lunch Series" from March, 3rd until May, 26th, 2021. The access data for the Zoom event and the complete program can be found here
Ubiquitous data collection and analysis, automated decisions, machine learning-based profiling, micro-targeted advertisement, face recognition, natural language processing, platforms covering speech and commerce for billions of people, social media bots — the list of technological developments altering our social, political and societal existence is growing each year. At the heart of many of these developments sit algorithms. Algorithms constitute the foundation of what is often described as a new era, poignantly referred to as Information Capitalism or the Algorithmic Society.
In this Digital Ideas Lunch Series, we invite young scholars from around the world to share what they believe the most pressing issues are, how they identify problems, and what solutions they suggest as we move into the new era. We invite master and PhD students to get to know emerging research fields, to comment and to connect with world-leading institutions. In three of the sessions, more senior researchers provide context and share recent research on the impact of algorithms.
Each session begins with a presentation by the speakers, is followed by a comment of one of the students and a discussion. After the session, there is opportunity for networking.
The events are open to the public. For any questions please contact email@example.com
March 3rd - May 26th, 2021, Wednesdays 12:00-13:00 CET
Lectures with HBI-Participants
3 March 2021 - 12:00–1:00 pm CET
Sovereignty, International Law and the Internet
Anna Sophia Tiedeke,
Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut: "Are We Taking States (Too) Seriously? How The Cyberage Challenges The Subject/Object Distianction of Public International Law"
Rafael Bezerra Nunes: „Government-Mandated Internet Shutdowns"
14 April 2021 — 1:00–2:30 pm CET
Senior Panel II: Platform Governance and Content Moderation
Natali Helberger, Professor at University of Amsterdam: „Challenging Platform Power: Exploring New Governance Approaches for Big Tech“
Matthias C. Kettemann
, Senior Researcher at Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut / Head of Research Group at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society: „Normfare: Ruling Platforms Can Be
Moderator: Jill Toh, PhD Candidate at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), Amsterdam University
5 May 2021 - 12:00–1:00 pm CET
The Power of Platforms
Amélie Pia Heldt
, Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut / Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society: "TBA - A Constitutional Perspective on Content Moderation"
Nikolas Guggenberger, Executive Director Yale Information Society Project: „Essential Facilities“