Digital technology has a pervasive impact on our lives and is reshaping our society. The challenge is to ensure that digital technology becomes a stepping stone to create a more sustainable, inclusive and secure society.
Perform advanced research and develop innovative digital technology to address key challenges of the future digital society.
Digital Society is a research center of Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) formed by a multidisciplinary team of more than 100 researchers, technologists and managers (including PhD students) organized in 13 research units dedicated to specific research areas in the ICT domain and 2 support units focusing on project management and technology maturation.
Contaminate AI techniques with approaches from other socio-technical fields to better
in key areas of Digital Society.
Distribute intelligence and move it closer to where it is needed by embedding it in sensors and network nodes, and by devising new network adaptation and service orchestration mechanisms.
Support the transition of the increasing interdependence between social and technical systems into a symbiotic relationship (through complexity science, co-design and co-evolution, people engagement, positive behavioral change).
Promote the adoption of digital technology by Public Administrations to support effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability, to achieve better transparency and inclusiveness; to help the development of the skills necessary to drive the change.
Advance digital technology for understanding, predicting and mitigating climate change, improving the efficiency of socio-technical systems and promoting behavioral change for a sustainable future.
Help building a society that is healthy and resilient from a social (promoting social inclusion, preventing disinformation, averting discrimination) and economic (through financial inclusion, circular economy, and impact investing) point of view.