Skeptechs, the podcast I host with Nayana Prakash, has been selected as one of the winners of Spotify’s Next Wave award from thousands of submissions. The competition set out to identify up-and-coming student podcasters, and the winners are currently featured atop Spotify’s student genre page. It’s great to have been recognised in this way and we’re looking forward to recording and releasing more episodes in the weeks to come.
The ethical debate about the gig economy: A review and critical analysis
The gig economy is a phenomenon that is rapidly expanding, redefining the nature of work and contributing to a significant change in how contemporary economies are organised. Its expansion is not unproblematic. This article provides a clear and systematic analysis of the main ethical challenges caused by the gig economy.
A new article by Zhi Tang, Nikita Aggarwal, Jess Morley, Mariarosaria Taddeo, Luciano Floridi and myself has been published in Technology in Society.
AI, human rights, democracy and the rule of law: A primer prepared for the Council of Europe
The purpose of this primer, co-produced by The Alan Turing Institute and the Council of Europe, is to introduce the main concepts and principles presented in the Council of Europe’s Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence Feasibility Study for a general, non-technical audience.
I am a co-author, with David Leslie, Chris Burr, Mhairi Aitken, Mike Katell, and Morgan Briggs, of a primer produced for the Council of Europe. The document sets out, for a general audience, the ethical and political considerations that should inform a potential legal framework for the design, development and deployment of AI systems, with a focus on safeguarding human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
Constitutional Metaphors: Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ and Platform Legitimation
In our paper, we trace the increasing popularity of constitutional metaphors among private platforms to show how these metaphors obscure rather than elucidate the position of private decision-making bodies in society.
With co-authors Philipp Darius, Dominiquo Santistevan and Moritz Schramm, I presented this paper earlier today at the First Annual Conference of The Platform Governance Research Network.
Digital phenotyping and sensitive health data: Implications for data governance
Mobile and wearable devices, such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, increasingly enable the continuous collection of physiological and behavioral data that permit inferences about users’ physical and mental health. Growing consumer adoption of these technologies has reduced the cost of generating clinically meaningful data. This can help reduce medical research costs and aid large-scale studies. However, the collection, processing, and storage of data comes with significant ethical, security, and data governance considerations. Here, we use the emerging concept of “digital phenotyping” to highlight key lessons for data governance that draw on parallels with the history of genomics research, while highlighting areas in which digital phenotyping will require novel governance frameworks.
A new paper in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association by Ignacio Perez-Pozuelo, Dimitris Spathis, Jordan Gifford-Moore, Jessica Morley and myself has just been published.