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We need research, guidance and practical tools to ensure that data and AI work for people and society. This blog represents ideas, arguments and strategies that move towards a society in which the benefits of data and AI are justly and equitably distributed, and enhance individual and social wellbeing – independently of the interests of industry and government, but hand in hand with partners across all sectors.

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Data for the common good – framing the debate

Over the past few years debates about data have frequently made headline news. To help us to better understand data, including its uses and ethical implications, various analogies have been used. Although analogies can help us get a better grasp of this complex issue, we should be wary of the limitations of these comparisons.

by Reema Patel

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Keeping society in the loop about data ethics and AI

There is a growing expectation that technologies and algorithms should align with, and reflect, commonly held public and societal values. But to make this happen, society needs to be kept ‘in the loop’. Do we need an implicit social contract between those developing and designing the tech and those who may be affected by it?

by Reema Patel

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UK wants to lead the world in tech ethics…but what does that mean?

Last week we surely reached peak hype on tech ethics with this headline:  The Sun was responding to the House of Lord’s AI report, the latest of a growing number of interventions from the government, industry and civil society seeking to grapple with the ethical and social issues technology is posing. Public debate on tech […]

by Imogen Parker