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März 2021

Law in the Algorithmic Society

Cooperating with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, various HBI-scientists 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. 

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 niklas.eder@hu-berlin.de


March 3rd - May 26th, 2021, Wednesdays 12:00-13:00 CET


March, 3rd 2021 - 12:00-13:00 CET
Sovereignty, International Law and the Internet 

Anna Sophia Tiedeke
: "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"

The access data for the Zoom event and the complete program can be found here.

Infos zur Veranstaltung


Online via Zoom

Contact person

PD Mag. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard)
Senior Researcher "Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Online Spaces"

PD Mag. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard)

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17 36
Fax +49 (0)40 45 02 17 77

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