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Digital Society Institute

Digital Society Institute (DSI)

Who we are

The Digital Society Institute (DSI) was founded in 2016 with a mission to bridge technology and society through research that places security and privacy at the center while considering social, business, legal and economic needs. In the short period of existence, DSI has become a trusted source for guidance on technological growth, ethics, and tech forecasting.

What we do

DSI researchers are permanent author to both academic journals and leading press. We conduct a number of research projects and work with companies as well as public institutions. The DSI hosts a large number of workshops on the latest technological subjects for both industry and the public, including topics such as: artificial intelligence, digital platforms, blockchain, and cybersecurity. Our flagship annual conference, brings in leading international speakers and hundreds of attendees from diverse backgrounds.

DSI in the news

"Deutschland, deine Bürokratie"

June 28, 2021 | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Martin Schallbruch, director of the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin, talks about administration in Germany and why the state often gets in its own way.

Privacy-friendly AI for the public sector: Xayn and the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin publish joint position paper

June 22, 2021 | ESMT Press
The Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT Berlin and Xayn highlight the potential of a decentralized new approach to implement and futureproof governmental AI strategies and elaborate on potential use cases in the health sector and law enforcement.

"Datenschutzfreundliche KI für den öffentlichen Sektor"

June 22, 2021 | Tagesspiegel Background
In government, the use of AI often fails because of the privacy dilemma. New decentralized, privacy-friendly technologies such as masked federated learning could change that, explain Martin Schallbruch, director at the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin, and Michael Huth.
Statement by S. Gaycken Bundestag
Cybersecurity in Germany
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Deutscher Bundestag

"Resilienz von Demokratien im digitalen Zeitalter..." Statement on the digital vulnerability of EU democracies

by Dr. Sandro Gaycken (Director, DSI)
Book

"Cybersecurity in Germany"

by Martin Schallbruch and Isabel Skierka
Denk ich an Deutschland-Konferenz

"Denk ich an Digitalisierung: Kann Europa den Anschluss schaffen, ohne seine Werte zu verraten?"

hosted by Martin Schallbruch (Deputy Director, DSI)
New Book by Dr. Sandro Gaycken

Cyber Defense - Policies, Operations and Capacity Building

The book serves as a unique reference for some of the most pressing challenges related to the implementation of effective cyber defense policy at a technical and operational level.

Digital Society Conference 2018: Empowering Ecosystems

Keynote by Evgeny Morozov

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Contact

Digital Society Institute
ESMT Berlin
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231-1374
Fax: +49 30 21231-9
E-Mail: dsi@esmt.org