Sabine Dani

DIZH funds ten innovation projects

Develop and implement innovative solutions to the challenges of digital transformation: This is the goal of the ten projects approved by the innovation program of the Digitalization Initiative of Zurich Higher Education Institutions (DIZH). With four million Swiss francs, the canton and the universities are promoting close collaboration between research and practice in areas such as health, education and sustainability.

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Automated Decision-Making Systems in the Public Sector: An Impact Assessment Tool for Public Authorities

AlgorithmWatch Switzerland and AlgorithmWatch have published the new paper “Automated Decision-Making Systems in the Public Sector: An Impact Assessment Tool for Public Authorities”. The publication was written by DSI team member Michele Loi in collaboration with Anna Mätzener, Angela Müller, and Matthias Spielkamp.

With the tool, the authors aim to contribute to the discussion around impact assessment of ADM systems by providing a concrete proposal on how ethical principles can be operationalized in the context of such an assessment. The checklists they have developed for this purpose are directly applicable as a tool for public authorities.

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DSI/DIZH Data Donation Lab

The DSI/DIZH Data Donation Lab was initiated to promote and facilitate research with data gathered through data donations – a relatively new methodological approach. Data donation refers to the active consent of an individual user to donate her or his personal digital trace data for research purposes. 

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Digital transformation in school and society

Lecture series of the PHZH for interested teachers (in German)

Digital transformation is one of the greatest societal challenges of our time. How we work and consume, communicate and interact, teach and learn is undergoing profound changes. Where are schools and society heading in the age of digital data and media? What are the risks and opportunities associated with digitization? And how can learning succeed under digital conditions? This series of topics focuses on various current developments and offers an in-depth look at the digital transformation of society and education.

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Creating an ethical and legal governance framework for trustworthy cybersecurity in Switzerland

The project aims to provide data, insights, and recommendations on non-technical aspects of cybersecurity. It helps to address ethical and legal challenges in securing the digital infrastructure of Switzerland. The project is part of the National Research Programme 77 “Digital Transformation”.

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Exchange Days – Market Competition in the Digital Age

Virtual Brown Bag Lunch Join us during your lunch and discuss with Prof. Dr. Andreas Hefti about Market Competition in the Digital Age. Thursday, April 8 202112:00 – 13:00  Zoom-Link Digital markets produce an abundance of information, which makes attention a competitive resource. We study the implications of competitive attention based on two essential premises: i) People have limited information processing capacities and ii) consideration sets are formed according to the… Read More »Exchange Days – Market Competition in the Digital Age