The digital society
The digitisation of society is a worldwide challenge. Not only are robots increasingly taking over human tasks, they are even beating the world champion at solving the most difficult brainteasers. In order to achieve a smooth interface between society and technology, care has to be taken with integrating new technical knowledge with knowledge of, for example, economic, socio-societal, legal, psychological and cultural factors. Leiden University is cooperating with other universities to meet this challenge. Read more in ‘The Digital Society’, the plan formulated by the Dutch universities, brought together within VSNU.
First SAILS Symposium 'The future of AI is human': a photo impression
On October 14, the first symposium of the university-wide initiative SAILS took place. Scientists from Leiden University and other Dutch universities ...
Sweetie 2.0—Using Artificial Intelligence to Fight Webcam Child Sex Tourism
In July 2019 Asser Press published the book 'Sweetie 2.0—Using Artificial Intelligence to Fight Webcam Child Sex Tourism’ which was coedited by Simone...
E-zine on the national research programme 'the Digital Society'
The fourteen Dutch universities have published a digital magazine in which the researchers explain the Digital Society programme in text and images.
New website research programme Digital Society
On 15 May the new website about the research programme Digital Society has been launched.
Working visit by Minister Van Engelshoven focuses on digitisation of education
How does online learning strengthen the quality of higher education and what are the barriers to implementing this more broadly? Minister of Education...
VSNU presents Digital Society research agenda
The Digital Society research agenda was presented by the Dutch universities during the VSNU Impact festival on 23 November.
Sybille Lammes new professor of New Media and Digital Culture
Sybille Lammes is leaving Warwick University in Britain to research digital culture in daily life at Leiden University. She will start as professor Ne...
Pieter's Corner: Online privacy
In our digital society, the internet seems to offer endless possibilities for expressing yourself, gathering information, and making contact with othe...
Sharing personal health data
Comparing individual health data with group data allows doctors to give personalised advice and patients to learn from one another's experiences. Wess...
Sifting through data the smart way
We produce more data than ever before, and researchers gather more and more information. That data contains a wealth of insights and new possibilities...