Fake news – technology as part of the solution, not just the problem

When in comes to ethics lately, technology is often pointed to as the source of all evils. Bullying, biased or even unfair decisions, surveillance, behavioural manipulation are all enabled, supported or amplified by technology. At the centre of this “tehcnology against ethics” argument is one of the most defining concepts of our time: fake news. … Continue reading "Fake news – technology as part of the solution, not just the problem"

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Draft Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI

The High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG) has for objective to support the implementation of the European strategy on Artificial Intelligence. This includes the elaboration of recommendations on future-related policy development and on ethical, legal and societal issues related to AI, including socio-economic challenges. It is therefore not surprising that amongst the first … Continue reading "Draft Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI"

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(Data) Ethics is about anticipation

There is no denying that ethics is generally a complex matter. Data Ethics, as the set of principles and methods through which the ethical implications of applications of data processing and analysis (Data Science) are considered and resolved, is therefore twice complex: It is about understanding complicated, hard to predict social phenomena emerging from complicated, … Continue reading "(Data) Ethics is about anticipation"

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Towards an “Ethics by Design” Methodology for AI and Data Science

As the ethical questions associated to AI projects, many of which relate to Data Science approaches, are becoming more and more debated outside of the academic word, one of the largest AI association in the word, AAAI,  has introduced this year a new conference explicitly to look at those aspect from a cross-disciplinary research perspective: … Continue reading "Towards an “Ethics by Design” Methodology for AI and Data Science"

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Case Study: A crisis management system

Project Title: Crisis Management System Project Description: Social media can be a source of vital information during crisis situations but the sheer amount of information available and the accuracy of that information presents a significant challenge. The aim of this project is to provide an intelligent system that can assist relief organisations, emergency services, journalists, … Continue reading "Case Study: A crisis management system"

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Case study: Insight4News

Project Title: Insight4news Project Description: Insight4News is a system that connects news articles to social conversations, as echoed in microblogs such as Twitter. Insight4News tracks feeds from mainstream media, e.g., BBC, Irish Times, and extracts relevant topics that summarize the tweet activity around each article, recommends relevant hashtags, and presents complementary views and statistics on … Continue reading "Case study: Insight4News"

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