The Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, invites applications for a three-year doctoral studentship, which will lead to a DPhil (PhD) in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences at the University of Oxford, beginning in the academic year 2018-19. Introduction Applications are invited for a three-year doctoral studentship, supported by funding donated by Google. The [...]
1 July 2017 31 December 2017 Google AADM: Auditing Automated Decision-making Automated decision-making systems are increasingly used to make assessments or predictions about people. Admittedly, this new trend could lead to less biased and more accurate decisions. After all, [...]
1 September 2017 1 September 2020 Prof. Luciano Floridi Google Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Governing artificial intelligence: ethical, legal and technical opportunities and challenges ESIAI: Ethical and Social Implications of AI This project will investigate the Artificial Intelligence's (AI) [...]
Andrew Turner’s research area is the philosophy and sociology of health data.
Issues around data capture, retention and control are gaining significant attention in many Western countries — including in the UK. In this piece originally posted on the Ethics Centre Blog, the OII’s Brent Mittelstadt considers the implications of metadata retention for privacy. He argues that when considered in relation to individuals’ privacy, metadata should not be viewed as [...]
As contemporary societies grow increasingly dependant on ICTs, any form of attack that involves their informational infrastructures poses serious risks and raises the need for adequate defence and regulatory measures. The OII's Mariarosaria Taddeo discusses the outcome of a recent NATO CCD COE workshop on Ethics and Policies for Cyber Warfare, which focused on the [...]
The EC recently took stock of European achievements in science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) during the last 10 years, at the high-level conference "The Future of Europe is Science". Keynote speaker Luciano Floridi highlights three particularly significant features of the resulting report: that the report treats science and technology as equally important and intertwined; that [...]
The Facebook Wall, by René C. Nielsen (Flickr).A central ideal of democracy is that political discourse should allow a fair and critical exchange of ideas and values. But political discourse is unavoidably mediated by the mechanisms and technologies we use to communicate and receive information — and content personalization systems (think search engines, social media [...]