At the Digital Ethics Lab we tackle the ethical challenges posed by digital innovation. We help design a better information society: open, pluralistic, tolerant, equitable, and just.
Led by Luciano Floridi, the OII’s Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, the DELab aims to identify the benefits and enhance the positive opportunities of digital innovation as a force for good and avoid or mitigate its risks and shortcomings.
We seek to interact with interested parties and stakeholders from all sectors and internationally. Our goal is to identify the ethical opportunities, challenges, and risks presented by the digital world, and to provide independent research, advice, solutions, and strategic options to deal with them successfully.
We are proud of the strong relationships we have built with our existing funders and are delighted to acknowledge publicly their generous support. We always seek to engage our sponsors in the Digital Ethics Lab activities and would be excited to discuss such opportunities with any parties interested in developing new lines of research and supporting our work.
The Oxford Internet Institute Visiting Policy Fellowship Programme provides a unique means of engagement for Oxford researchers and policy makers in government, industry and civil society. Competitively evaluated applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for a two-year term of appointment.
The programme provides a customized professional development opportunity to senior policy leads from different sectors. This is not just an opportunity to attend lectures, interview experts and spend time on strategic thinking about technology and society. It is an opportunity for co-working, developing ideas together, and staying briefed on the latest research. When new ideas are needed for policy leadership, you need a trusted contact for someone who is in a position to advise. Having insight at the right time is the result of extended, deep contact with the latest research and thinking. It is difficult to model when you will be called on for your opinion on society’s grand challenges in artificial intelligence, the internet of things, or the future of work. It is difficult to anticipate when a policy crisis will hit in your domain of work. But being able to recognize high quality research on a rapid turn-around is a unique skill. Our Visiting Policy Fellows develop this skill and these contacts.
Please visit the OII website for details on how to apply to the Visiting Policy Fellowship Programme
At the Digital Ethics Lab we tackle the ethical challenges posed by digital innovation. We help design a better information society: open, pluralistic, tolerant, equitable, and just. Our goal is to identify the benefits and enhance the positive opportunities of digital innovation as a force for good, and avoid or mitigate its risks and shortcomings. Our work builds on Oxford’s world leading expertise in conceptual design, horizon scanning, foresight analysis, and translational research on ethics, governance, and policy making.