The nine DSI Communities, all of which deal with digital transformation and its impact on our society, are getting a new website. The communities “Communication” and “Democracy” are already presenting themselves – their goals, projects and members – in the new look. The other seven communities will follow in the next few weeks.Read More »DSI Communities in a new look
UZH Digital Society Initiative
Money without a bank? Notary services without a notary? Blockchain technology promises to eliminate the need for trust. Really?
In her DSI Insights guest post at Inside IT, DSI postdoc Liudmila Zavolokina addresses these questions around blockchain, trust and trust creation.
The Parldigi MasterClass is a series of events for parliamentarians consisting of three thematic modules and a concluding discussion event on a current political topic. Renowned researchers from the Universities of Zurich and Geneva as well as EPFL and ETHZ will present and discuss the latest scientific findings on the topics of artificial intelligence, cyber security and the Internet of the future. The continuing education morning will take place on Monday at the beginning of all four sessions in 2021 at the Federal Palace.Read More »Parldigi MasterClass 2021
Date: 28. & 29. October 2021
The Digital Democracy workshop is co-organized by the Democracy Community of the Digital Society Initiative (DSI) and the Digital Democracy Lab (DigDemLab) at the University of Zurich. It aims to facilitate exchange among scholars from different substantive fields working on these topics.Read More »Call for Papers: Digital Democracy Workshop
The new project financed by BAKOM combines natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning with civil society engagement to analyse the prevalence of online hate speech on Twitter in Switzerland and to identify effective strategies to counter it. The project is a collaboration between alliance F (Federation of Swiss Women’s Associations), the Digital Democracy Lab (UZH) and the Immigration Policy Lab (ETH).Read More »Prevalence of Hate Speech on Twitter in Switzerland and Strategies to Counter It
In the context of a research project of the DSI, the Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis (GIVA) group aims to better understand when, how, and where people use mobile map apps. Such knowledge of mobile map use behaviour in everyday activities may help to design future map apps that more effectively and efficiently support people’s mobility. For this research project, the GIVA group seeks participants between 18 and 85 years… Read More »Join the study: Smartphone map app use
PhD Student Position: Public trust in national electronic health records in Switzerland and neighbouring countries (100%)
We invite you to apply for a four-year full-time PhD position at the intersection of digital health and public health. As a PhD student you will contribute to the research project «Data handling, security and protection: reaching conceptual equivalence for the concept of public trust in national electronic health records in Switzerland and neighbouring countries» funded by the “Digitalisierungsinitiative der Zürcher Hochschulen” (DIZH). You will be supervised by Felix Gille,… Read More »PhD Student Position: Public trust in national electronic health records in Switzerland and neighbouring countries (100%)