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
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
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
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
My paper with Liliana Miranda, Dr. Karin Pfeffer en Prof. Isa Baud titled ‘Risk perception: the social construction of spatial knowledge around climate-change related scenarios in Lima” is now available online [gated] with Habitat International. It is part of a special issue on Configuring knowledge in urban water-related risks and vulnerability. [gated].
Sharing is caring, right? Well, actually, it ain’t so simple. The sharing econonmy is increasingly a buzzword that smells of emancipatory potential in a post-capitalist society, accelerated by the possibilities offered by social networking on digital platforms. Yet what does the sharing economy actually mean?
My new paper with Prof. Isa Baud in Habitat International just became available online. [gated, but write me] It is part of a special issue on Configuring Knowledge for urban water-related risks and vulnerabilities. Though several shorter pieces written for a lay audience will follow, the paper centres on why despite the fact that all
This is a really useful infographic that actually uses the benefits of spatial relationships inherent in mindmapping. Beyond the capitalist paradigm is a mapping from BlaqSwans and the P2P foundation and their blog the Commons Transition. These guys are working on what the sharing economy actually means, going beyond discourse as a marketing tool and