Livestock are important for food security. In the DigiVet project the researchers have studied how livestock data is currently used across the Nordics, the United Kingdom and Estonia, and how technology regulatory frameworks might provide societal benefit by improving the public-interest uses of these data.
Neither digital technologies, software, nor procurement processes connected to the digitalisation of the police and law enforcement are neutral or technocratic. They are deeply politicised and embed different kinds of notions about the future and political choices, researchers claim.
Governments and municipalities across the globe are facing a series of crises. The research project Collective Intelligence through Digital Tools (COLDIGIT) aims to generate new knowledge on innovative digital tools and approaches in order to help governments manage difficult societal processes in the Nordic Region.
Research shows that vulnerable citizens are excluded from the digitalisation process. A major problem is the lack of the involvement of citizens in the development of future public digital services. In a project funded by NordForsk, researchers want to carry out what they call an intervention in Nordic public libraries for the benefit of both service developers and vulnerable citizens.
Law enforcement methods have changed dramatically with the rise of big data. Police work used to consist of data collection and traditional intelligence gathering. Now, it involves greater use of big data, face recognition, surveillance and other data-driven tools.
The aim of Critical Understanding of Predictive Policing is to investigate how institutional and social values, digital affordances, and organizational politics are conceived and embedded in data-driven police innovations.