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Who is selling data about researchers and why?

Inga Patarčić

01 February 2023

In the digital age, major academic publishers have been shifting business models from traditional publishing to data analytics and brokering. In spite of this, their customers – researchers – have not been suffici...

Digital etiquette in 2023: Can AI make online communications more polite?

Jovan Kurbalija

Digital etiquette will further evolve in 2023 with ChatGPT and AI-driven communication. Will AI be more polite than us? Can we reverse the trends of increased impoliteness and less critical debates online? Digital eti...

Digital governance in International Geneva in 2023: What to expect and how to respond


25 January 2023

Authors: Jovan Kurbalija and Stephanie Borg Psaila Predicting the future is a tricky affair, but existing patterns provide good clues on what to expect, and how to respond. In general, it’s a gloomy outlook fo...

How should we visualise AI?


19 January 2023

It is not an easy task. When trying to convey a substantive message, there is always the risk of falling back on stereotypes, cliches, or jargon. The following dialogue summarises many of the dialogues that have taken...

WEF 2023: Is Davos becoming tech shy?

Jovan Kurbalija

17 January 2023

The World Economic Forum has always been enthusiastic about tech. Their concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution has been driven by digitalisation. This year at the traditional pre-Davos press conference, digitalis...

2023 predictions: 12 digital governance and diplomacy trends

Jovan Kurbalija

06 January 2023

You can read the French translation here. We’ve started off 2023 with some positive news. In spite of all the geopolitical tensions, the internet infrastructure has remained intact, with the main internet pr...

Prévisions 2023 : 12 tendances en matière de gouvernance numérique et de diplomatie


06 January 2023

Ce blog est également disponible en anglais. Nous avons commencé l'année 2023 avec des nouvelles positives. Malgré toutes les tensions géopolitiques, l'infrastructure de l'internet est restée intacte...

What is the true meaning of compromise?

Jovan Kurbalija

02 January 2023


‘Your account has been compromised.’ This was how I was informed that my Twitter account had been hacked and that somebody had started sending messages on my behalf. I changed the password and solved the problem, ...