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Sylvie Delacroix is Jeff Price Chair in Digital Law at King’s College London.  Her work focuses on the intersection between law and ethics, with a particular interest in Data and Machine Ethics, Agency and the role of habit within moral decisions.

Professor Delacroix’s work has notably been funded by the Wellcome Trust, the NHS and the Leverhulme Trust, from whom she received the Leverhulme Prize.

Professor Delacroix was one of three appointed commissioners on the Public Policy Commission on the use of algorithms in the justice system (Law Society of England and Wales), which released its report on 04 June 2019.

She is a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute and a Mozilla Fellow.

Visit the Data Trusts website – a new site co-created by Sylvie that brings together information about data trusts, with the aim of helping advance debate about their use.

Sylvie’s personal website is at

Featured work


12 October 2021

Can computers surprise us?

Why Lady Lovelace’s ‘originality insight’ matters for today’s ‘learning machines’