Luciano Floridi to Chair Alan Turing Institute Data Ethics Group
17 January 2017
The Alan Turing Institute has today announced the membership of the Alan Turing Institute’s Data Ethics Group. It will be chaired by Luciano Floridi, the OII’s Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information.
Made up of academics specialising in ethics, social science, law, policy-making, and big data and algorithms, the group will be responsible for driving the Institute’s research agenda in data ethics, and working across the organisation to provide advice and guidance on ethical best practise in data science.
The group will work in collaboration with the broader data science community, will support public dialogue on relevant topics, and there will be open calls for participation in workshops later this year, as well as public events.
Luciano Floridi, Chair of the Data Ethics Group, commented:
“We are all aware that digital data innovation is transforming our society very rapidly and profoundly. The opportunities as well as the challenges require more thinking, more collaboration, and more foresight about the ethical questions we are facing. I hope the newly established Data Ethics Group will play a significant role in such an exciting context, and I am honoured and delighted to coordinate it.”
Prof Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Dr Jonathan Cave, Economist Member, UK Regulatory Policy Committee; Senior Fellow in Economics, University of Warwick
Dr Jennifer S. Davis, Faculty of Law and Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, University of Cambridge
Dr Phyllis Illari, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL
Charles Raab, Professorial Fellow in Politics and International Relations, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
Prof Burkhard Schafer, Professor of Computational Legal Theory, Law School, University of Edinburgh
For further information:
Turing Lectures by Professor Luciano Floridi, ‘Ethics in the Age of Information’, and Professor Helen Margetts, ‘The Data Science of Politics’, provide a useful introduction to the topics around data ethics which the Turing will explore.
Recent publications related to the ethics work of the Alan Turing Institute are listed on its publications page.