Digital information technology is changing almost all aspects of our society. Big Data and Artificial Intelligence affect our daily life ever more thoroughly. How do we turn the digital society into a better one than the analogue society? Tilburg University conducts research into the opportunities and threats.
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The gap between science and crisis management02nd July 2020
A crisis like the one we are currently in seems to be a fantastic opportunity for researchers to profile themselves. Society is desperate for knowledge and universities have that. But can that knowledge be used in practice, and do we remember the lessons learned? 'We need watch out that we don’t soon have a pile of papers that no one reads’, says crisis expert Kenny Meesters in the recently published NWO journal 'Onderzoek' (Research).
#blacklivesmatter hashtag activism primed for major impact18th June 2020
Professor Jan Blommaert specializes in superdiversity and has written extensively on identity, culture, and racism. He is Professor of Language, culture, and globalization as well as Director of Babylon, Center for the Study of Superdiversity. Tineke Bennema talked to him about the significance of the worldwide antiracism demonstrations.
Digital welfare states: boundaries and opportunities25th May 2020
Public authorities are increasingly using new technologies to perform public services. The latest ideas concern healthcare apps to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. What are the options, and what rights should they respect? Employment and social policies expert Sonja Bekker argues for universal guidelines for digital welfare states, enabling them to benefit from new technologies in a responsible manner.
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