IViR Lecture Series: Big Speech

IViR is pleased to announce thatProfessor Kate Klonickwill give a lecture entitledBig Speechon 31 May 2024 The massive scale of Big Tech platforms is widely viewed not just as a threat to market efficiency or consumer welfare, but to the integrity of the public sphere and democracy itself. This is especially true when it comes… Continue reading IViR Lecture Series: Big Speech

IViR Lecture Series: Should we decentralise the oversight of AI?

IViR is pleased to announce thatProf. Linnet Taylorwill give a lecture entitled“Should we decentralise the oversight of AI?“on Friday 15 December 2023 AI regulation, like technology regulation in general, is structured around formal expertise and independent regulators who are not public-facing in their work. AI as a social phenomenon, however, is broad in its uses… Continue reading IViR Lecture Series: Should we decentralise the oversight of AI?

IViR Lecture Series: Leveraging the EU Charter of fundamental rights in digital rights strategic litigation

IViR is pleased to announce thatAlexandra Giannopoulouwill give a lecture entitledLeveraging the EU Charter of fundamental rights in digital rights strategic litigationon Friday 2 June 2023 This lecture will describe the Developing Information, Guidance, and Interconnectedness for (Charter) Rights Integration in Strategies for Enforcement (“digiRISE”) project developed by the Digital Freedom Fund (DFF).  The Charter… Continue reading IViR Lecture Series: Leveraging the EU Charter of fundamental rights in digital rights strategic litigation

IViR Lecture Series: Informational Capitalism, Digital Infrastructures, and Information Society Governance

IViR is pleased to announce thatProf. Julie Cohenwill give a lecture entitledInformational Capitalism, Digital Infrastructures, and Information Society Governanceon Friday 21 April 2023 In capitalist political economies, the emergence of informational and informationally mediated modes of development has produced large scale shifts toward identification and extraction of intangible resources, datafication of inputs to economic production,… Continue reading IViR Lecture Series: Informational Capitalism, Digital Infrastructures, and Information Society Governance

IViR Lecture Series: Regulation for a More Democratic Internet: Lessons from Communications Regulation & Antitrust Law

IViR is pleased to announce thatProf. Dwayne Winseckwill give a lecture entitledRegulation for a More Democratic Internet: Lessons from Communications Regulation & Antritrust Lawon Friday 3 February 2023 The purpose of this talk is to address the steady stream of public policy that has been taking shape in one country after another with respect to… Continue reading IViR Lecture Series: Regulation for a More Democratic Internet: Lessons from Communications Regulation & Antitrust Law

IViR Lecture Series: Platform Effects: How Algorithmic Intermediaries Shape Attention to News

IViR is pleased to announce thatNick Diakopouloswill give a lecture entitledPlatform Effects: How Algorithmic Intermediaries Shape Attention to Newson Friday 9 December 2022 Google, Twitter, TikTok, these and others are the algorithmic platforms that dominate our attention and exposure to important sources of information online. But how exactly, and to what extent, are these algorithmic… Continue reading IViR Lecture Series: Platform Effects: How Algorithmic Intermediaries Shape Attention to News

IViR Lecture Series: Access to Medicine During Pandemics: Is Compulsory Licensing the Answer?

IViR is pleased to announce that Sapna Kumar will give a lecture entitled Access to Medicine During Pandemics: Is Compulsory Licensing the Answer?on Tuesday 11 October 2022 Wealthy countries with major pharmaceutical industries have historically supported strong patent rights and opposed temporarily abrogating them—even to save lives. However, as COVID-19-related drug shortages arose, governments began… Continue reading IViR Lecture Series: Access to Medicine During Pandemics: Is Compulsory Licensing the Answer?

IViR Lecture Series: Generative Crimes

IViR is pleased to announce thatProf. Eldar Haberwill give a lecture entitledGenerative Crimeson 26 April 2024 The advent of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) has ushered in a new era of technological innovation, poised to revolutionize various sectors by democratizing creativity, enhancing productivity, and fostering advancements across a myriad of fields. But this technology also has… Continue reading IViR Lecture Series: Generative Crimes

IViR Lecture: Managing Visibility in Online Platforms: Transparency and Accountability after the DSA

IViR is pleased to announce thatProf. Ben Wagnerwill give a lecture entitledManaging Visibility in Online Platforms: Transparency and Accountability after the DSAon 2 February 2024 Ben Wagner is Associate Professor Human Rights and Technology at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management and Director of the AI ​​Futures Lab at TU Delft. He is also Professor of Media,… Continue reading IViR Lecture: Managing Visibility in Online Platforms: Transparency and Accountability after the DSA