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Ethics is not a ‘thing’ to be designed into a technology or into data analytics because ethics are enacted, in situ, in context. Designing in ways that encourage ethical outcomes requires thinking critically about what the design work is doing. Privacy by design is a very...

At Trilateral Research we think managing risks is critical, both in the development of emerging technologies and in ensuring safety and security. All our projects involve some type of risk management. The use of risk assessment is critical to identifying, understanding and mitigating potential risks thereby...

Artificial intelligence and big data analytics have the potential to add greatly to the benefits of information and communication technologies, but they can also have undesirable impacts on ethics and human rights. Privacy and data protection are the most obvious issues, but they are far from...

“Artificial intelligence and big data analytics bring a variety of benefits to society, but at the same time have the potential to disrupt society, ethical values and human rights, and life as we know it”, says Bernd Stahl, Director of the Centre for Computing and...

Trilateral Research joins law enforcement agencies, national tax authorities and other research institutions from several EU countries in the newly launched, EU-funded PROTAX project, for a concerted and timely initiative to combat tax crime in Europe. The PROTAX consortium is looking for answers to questions like...

Digital transformation can simplify and make processes more efficient, enabling local authorities and the public sector to assist citizens and those most vulnerable in society better. In the UK Government’s Digital Strategy there is focus on “Digital Government’, encouraging the public sector to improve its service...

Trilateral Research’s integrated approach combines technology and social sciences to deliver sustainable impact. In fact, our interdisciplinary team is made of data scientists, computer scientists, social scientists and ethical and legal experts. We employ co-design methodologies with end users to develop, test and implement state of...

Trilateral Research’s SIENNA team is researching the social, economic and environmental impacts of new technologies. As part of the SIENNA project (a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union), Trilateral Research is conducting socio-economic and environmental impact assessments of human enhancement technologies, artificial intelligence and...

The Digital Ethics Summit held in December 2017 focussed on AI ethics, foresight and ethics by design. The messages coming out of the summit are highly relevant for everyone who is interested in the socio-economical impacts of emerging technologies. Rowena Rodrigues, Trilateral's Senior Research Analysts...

Trilateral Research is developing a proposal for an EU funded project focused on addressing extreme ideologies and polarisation. We are looking to collaborate with key actors (e.g., policy makers, government officials), institutions (e.g., educational institutions, health institutions, faith groups, Law Enforcement Agencies) and organisations (e.g., civil...

The focus of ethical implications within EU projects is not to police and identify consequences, but to push forward and find solutions. IN-PREP is a large innovation action H2020 project in the domain of Crisis Management that focuses on the preparedness phase. The programme seeks to...

As new internet and communication technologies are transforming the idea of an Open Government into an achievable and upcoming reality, we want to engage with as many different communities as possible to ask for their feedback on our new Open Government blueprint. The CLARITY project is...

Webscraping tools, sometimes referred to as ‘bots’, allow the extraction and collection of code and data from the web for later retrieval or analysis. Their uses range from law enforcement to journalism, to research and business, facilitating data and market analysis, visualisation, and even price...

There is a strong need for clear ethical guidelines and monitoring practices within European projects as we are moving towards a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) environment. We, at Trilateral, have in-depth understanding of RRI and research ethics and can help ensure ethical conduct within...