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Welcome to my website.

I’m a doctoral researcher based at the Oxford Internet Institute, exploring the ethical and political impact of data and AI on society, with specific research interests in AI ethics, the use of AI for social good, social media as a public sphere, and the use of algorithms to deal with online hate speech. My past research has included work on digital politics, big and open data, digital state surveillance, and the use of web archives in research.

I’m also a Research Associate at the Alan Turing Institute, where as part of the public policy programme I focus on translating insights from academia into effective policy frameworks for the ethical use of data science and AI by governments.

My other engagements include serving as the Convenor of the Turing’s Ethics Advisory Group, a member of the Institute’s Data Ethics Group, and a member of the Ethics Committee of Digital Catapult’s Machine Intelligence Garage, where I work with start-ups to develop action plans for ensuring the ethical use of machine learning technology. Finally, I appear regularly on Monocle 24’s morning show The Globalist to discuss politics and technology, and host AlgoRhythms, a weekly tech-focused podcast.

Less often than I’d like, I also write about food, sport, and films.

This website is a semi-regularly updated repository of my research, writing, project experience and other information. You can find me in other forms and formats on TwitterMedium, LinkedIn and Google Scholar.

Prolegomena to a White Paper on an Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society

Myself and Luciano Floridi have released a new paper on SSRN:

Prolegomena to a White Paper on an Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society.

The paper discusses the opportunities and challenges of AI for society and reports the results of a meta analysis, which found that five principles – beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy, justice, and explicability – undergird the emerging ethics of AI as expressed by leading multistakeholder organisations.