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

October 30, 2017

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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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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The time Freud reminded me that vulnerability and open discussion go hand in hand

January 3, 2016

Cronenberg’s film A Dangerous Method tells the story of the relationship between Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and Jung’s patient-turned-lover-turned-colleague, Sabina Spielrein. There’s a particularly striking scene when Jung and Freud are chatting on a steamboat to America. Jung shares one of his dreams, which they analyse together, and it represents the changing nature of their

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