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SOCIETAL PERSPECTIVES ON DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

 DLI | Digital Life Initiative  

We explore societal perspectives surrounding the development and application of digital technology, focusing on ethics, policypolitics, and quality of life.

> Digital Life Seminar | Fall 2020

Join us for our public Digital Life Seminar series during the Fall 2020 semester on Wednesdays, 12.00 - 1.15pm. For more info, view our upcoming Schedule or visit our Reflections page.

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Yaël Eisenstat, DLI Visiting Fellow, and Daniel Kreiss, Principal Researcher, UNC Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life have produced a collaborative position paper that asserts how social media platforms can, and should, go further to protect the 2020 US presidential election. "On July 30th, a small working group of experts on misinformation, platforms, and voting met to analyze platform policies and enforcement of electoral misinformation. The goal was to provide realistic and effective recommendations for additional steps the platforms can take now to combat misinformation about voting." Read full paper >

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Embedded within the progressive teaching mission of Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, the Digital Life Initiative (DLI) was launched in 2017 to analyze the societal tensions arising from existing and emergent digital technologies. Inspired by the core values of justice, democracy, privacy, responsibility, security, and freedom, we support collaborative research projects that explore ethics, policy, politics and quality of life within prevailing socio-technical systems. See below to gain greater insight into the breadth of our research, our visiting fellowships and postdoctoral opportunities, our weekly Digital Life seminar series, and the unique collective of scholars, practitioners and innovators that constitute the DLI Team. 

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Domain Interests

>   Privacy and digital technologies 

>   AI, automated decision-systems and machine learning

>   Big data, big platforms, private enclosure of public data

>   Media, polarization, civility, fragmentation, content filtering, automated reputation systems

 Social networks

 Labour, workplace, robotics

>   Warfare, automated weapons systems, cyber warfare

>   Digital health and well-being

 Ethics and immersive technologies

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DLI Queries

Jessie G. Taft

jgt43@cornell.edu