Digital Society & Economy

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EVENT | Ethics and artificial intelligence in the interdisciplinary collaborations of smart care

Friday, 17th February 2023, 12:00 – 13:00 (online)

Perspectives from Science and Technology Studies, and in particular a focus on how scientific and technical work is done, can help us to understand what ethical artificial intelligence might be and how to achieve it. To illustrate this point the presentation will explore a case study of a smart care system using machine learning... [read more]

RESEARCHER Q&A | Professor Jane Duncan

Professor Jane Duncan has been awarded a BA Global Professorship on public oversight of digital surveillance for intelligence purposes. She will join the University of Glasgow in January 2023 for a five year programme of research... [read more]

BRIEFING PAPER | New Directions in Audience Studies: Culture, People, and Technologies

How can collaborative research involving diverse partnerships between communities and researchers support sustainable, embodied, and transformative legacies of collective knowledge? This briefing paper summarises key learnings and discussion from a recent event with keynotes from UKRI, University of Glasgow, University of Surrey, and the Crichton Trust... (read more)

What Digital Society & Economy Means to Me

Our aim is to lead and facilitate social science research that explores the dynamics of digital society, examining how digital technologies shape and intersect with social and economic change. 

Watch these short videos from our theme leaders and discover what the Digital Society & Economy theme means to them and their research.

Digital Society & Economy to me...

Bridgette Wessels

Bridgette is Professor of Social Inequalities with her main expertise in Digital Society. Examples of her areas of research, which has impact embedded in it, include social exclusion and digital divides, financial exclusion and the e-economy, social media and political inequality, health inequalities and telehealth, welfare services and (digital) identity, local journalism and inclusion and e-policing, ethnicity and communities. Bridgette has also contributed to research policy by informing strategy, the development of research programmes, and providing recommendations to UKRI, EU and NSF funders.

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Digital Society & Economy to me...

David Flynn

David is a Professor of Cyber Physical Systems. Examples of his research interests include, Data Humanism for an inclusive energy transition, Digitalisation for improved operational and planning decision support for critical infrastructure and services, and scalable and trustworthy autonomous assistants for industry and societal.

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Digital Society & Economy to me...

Dominic Chalmers

Dominic is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. His research has been published in leading journals, including the Financial Times 50-ranked Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice. He is part of a €4.5 million Horizon 2020 project that examines the legitimisation of new technologies, including the bio-economy and digital platforms. Dominic's current research includes examining emerging digital entrepreneurship trends such as blockchain and multi-sided platforms.

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Digital Society & Economy to me...

Lavinia Hirsu

Lavinia is a specialist in rhetoric and writing studies, holding a PhD in Composition, Literacy and Culture from Indiana University and an MA in TESOL/ Applied Linguistics from Iowa State. Her research is transdisciplinary, bringing together strands from digital literacies, social inclusion and integration, rhetoric and composition, and translingualism and translingual pedagogy. Lavinia's work has appeared in Computers and Composition and JAEPL: The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning and I am currently involved in a series of projects with professional and public impact.

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