Understanding the ethical and societal implications of data is one of The Alan Turing Institute’s key research priorities. We have created the Data Ethics Group to lead our research in this area.
Made up of academics specialising in ethics, social science, law, policy-making, and big data and algorithms, the Data Ethics Group drives the Institute’s research agenda in data ethics and works across the organisation to provide guidance on ethical best practice in data science.
The Group works in collaboration with the broader data science community, supports public dialogue on relevant topics, and sets open calls for participation in workshops, as well as public events. The Group funded a recent two-day workshop on AI, Ethics and the Law, a report of which can be found here.
The Chair of the Data Ethics Group, Luciano Floridi, recently co-edited a special theme issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, ‘The ethical impact of data science’. The theme issue includes contributions from several members of the Data Ethics Group.
In a connected project, The Alan Turing Institute participated in the Royal Society and British Academy review on data governance.