Josh Cowls

DPhil Student

Josh is a research assistant based at the Alan Turing Institute, where he facilitates the work of the Institute’s Data Ethics Group. Josh’s current research agenda centres on the implications of big data, artificial intelligence and automation on politics, business and society at large.

Josh recently completed a graduate degree at MIT, where he investigated the impact of social media on the 2016 presidential election. Josh was previously a research assistant and Master’s student at the OII, working on projects relating to big data, open data, state surveillance and the use of web archives for research. Josh’s published research takes the form of journal articles, book chapters and reports, and his contributions have been featured in titles like Wired UK and the Guardian.