Controlling innovation

Law and justice are the pillars of every society. Social and technical radical changes occurred in all areas of human activity have influenced the relationship with the contemporary concept of law. Some cybernetics of the 1950s, foresee the possibility that the logical rigor of technology would replace some uncertainties in the legal system: thus, the code becoming the law. The control and the regulation of innovations in technology and science are therefore the focal point of some contemporary political views, and more particularly with regard to the increasing power of algorithms and their corollaries: automation, opacity, political control and responsibility. This research group focuses on the main trends among people in charge of control and supervision, on modalities of participation to democracy and representation of citizens in the digital age.