Case Study: MixedEmotions

Project description: MixedEmotions developed innovative multilingual multi-modal Big Data analytics applications that brought together emotion analyses of user behaviour from multiple input channels: multilingual text data sources, A/V signal input (multilingual speech, audio, video), social media (social network, comments), and structured data. Commercial applications (implemented as pilot projects) will be in Social TV, Brand Reputation … Continue reading "Case Study: MixedEmotions"

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Is it too late for Big Data Ethics? Kalev Leetaru muses in Forbes

One of the issues that arises again and again when discussing ethics with data researchers is this: where along the research timeline should ethical investigation be introduced? The obvious answer is at the beginning. Often, however, a post-research ethical audit is conducted that gives projects the veneer of ethical responsibility with no actual impact on … Continue reading "Is it too late for Big Data Ethics? Kalev Leetaru muses in Forbes"

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As ‘Smart Cities’ turn from blueprint to reality, what about smart ethics to guide developers?

This week a Canadian government agency called Waterfront Toronto launched a plan with Sidewalk Labs, an offshoot of Google’s parent company Alphabet, for a smart neighbourhood in a 12-acre urban plot. Sidewalk Labs has a stated aim of building communities ‘from the Internet up’, and this new project promises to redevelop the Toronto Quayside district … Continue reading "As ‘Smart Cities’ turn from blueprint to reality, what about smart ethics to guide developers?"

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‘Copenhagen Letter’ – a welcome Manifesto for Ethical Tech

  Over 3000 people from engineering, tech, business, social sciences and humanities have already signed ‘The Copenhagen Letter’ – a manifesto launched at Copenhagen’s Techfestival last month  calling for an ethical foundation to be established  in technology and design. The letter calls for a “new Renaissance” in the design of technology to put the human, … Continue reading "‘Copenhagen Letter’ – a welcome Manifesto for Ethical Tech"

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