humanet3 Research Group

How does the ‘human-centered’ digital transition look like? 

humanet3 is an interdisciplinary research group established by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Prof. Armin von Bogdandy), the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Prof. Josef Drexl), and the Center for Humans and Machines (CHM) at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin (Prof. Iyad Rahwan). It is led by Erik Tuchtfeld.

The research group analyzes and puts forward proposals of how a ‘human-centered’ digital transition, as proposed by the European Commission inits ‘European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles for the Digital Decade’, can be defined and be worked towards. Its focus is the digital public, as space for debate and for the expression of opinion on the internet. The group investigates how current developments in the digital realm, such as the rise of generative artificial intelligence (AI) applications, affect individual rights by either limiting or by facilitating them. In addition, it also deals with possible systemic changes on an infrastructural level orientated towards an internet committed to the public interest and not merely the profit and power of private actors.

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