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HUMAINT – Human behaviour and Machine INTelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems impact on human behaviour.

HUMAINT aims to provide an understanding of AI in different contexts. It looks at the impact of

  • algorithms on decision making in criminal justice
  • AI on the tasks we do at work
  • social robots on child development
  • AI on music and culture

Check out HUMAINT’s community page for more information.

Lead scientist: Emilia Gómez


Today, digital technologies can govern every aspect of human life.

DigiTranScope focuses on the governance of digitally transformed human societies. It has two main streams of work related to the following questions

  • is there a European way to digital transformation? What should it look like?
  • what are the new forms and scales of governance enabled by digital transformation?

Check out Digitranscope’s community page for more information.

Lead scientist: Henk Scholten

CEPAM - Centre of Expertise on Population and Migration

The study aimed to dispel some common misconceptions around migration. It examined the role of migration, fertility and morality and levels of education and labour participation.

The key messages of the study are

  • we are living longer and more productive lives
  • a smaller, better-educated labour force on the horizon
  • higher immigration volumes would increase labour force size, but much less than the essential ratio of workers-to-non workers

Two major reports are available for download

The project, carried out between 2016 and 2019, was in partnership with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and JRC.

Lead scientist: Prof. Wolfgang Lutz