AI & Inclusion Symposium: Questions rattling my brain as I prep for it

This week I have the pleasure of representing TILT at the Network of Centres’ Artificial Intelligence and Inclusion Symposium in Rio de Janeiro. (HELL YES omigodomiggod. Ok, composure regained.) The event […] will identify, explore, and address the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) as we seek to build a better, more inclusive, and

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What did I learn from the EU Health Data workshop? Trust, consent, infrastructures & individuals

Last week I had a fun day participating in the workshop ‘Towards a European Ecosystem for Health Care Data’, hosted by the Digital Enlightenment Forum. While health data is not my area of expertise (or, let’s be honest, deep interest), the issues of how to organise regulation and cooperation around data are. And you always

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Methodology as an entryway to ethical data research

There is a growing call for ethical oversight of AI research, and rightly so. Problem is, ethical oversight hasn’t always stopped past research with questionable ethical compasses. Part of that, I argue, is that the ethical concerns raised largely by social scientists come from a completely different world view to those from a more technical

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New project: Data Justice

September 15, 2017

I am honoured and incredibly excited to announce that I will be a doctoral researcher with the brilliant Dr. Linnet Taylor on her DATAJUSTICE project, funded by the European Research Council. The project will focus on a critical assessment of the feasibility of a global framework for data justice, and then conceptualise and iteratively refine

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People first, then tech: How context solves eGovernment platform problems

September 11, 2017

This post draws on classic social perspectives to present a whirlwind tour of how understanding context is crucial to designing more effective platforms. Particularly as the Netherlands is one of the most digitised nations advanced in digital governance and others are following suit. Right now, the major problem is that people are getting fined for

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