Month: November 2018

Ethics-Related Data Governance in the Human Brain Project: Q&A with Tyr Fothergill

Tyr Fothergill with other participants of the HBP Young Researchers Event in Sofia, April 2018. Photo credits: HBP Education   What is the role of ethics in data governance in the Human Brain Pro...

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics launches landmark enquiry into data and technology ethics

Data’s role in our lives has increased but regulators are struggling to keep up with the pace of change. It’s clear that the UK, like many other countries, is facing a data and technology governance g...

Building low-cost lab equipment in Zimbabwe

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Africa is often held back by shortages of laboratory equipment in teaching institutions. Even very basic pieces of equipment can be...

International Data Transfers in the Human Brain Project

Simisola Akintoye giving talk at the HBP curriculum workshop at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (Sweden), 15-17 November 2018. Simisola Akintoye The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a data-driven project,...

Highlights of one of ORBIT’s Foundations workshops

In the past months, a new paper by Wolovick & Moore was published which focused on mitigating sea level rise. The work done by the authors is in the field of geoengineering, which consists in the ...

ORBIT contributes to moving the global technological agenda towards social good at the Web Summit

With more than 70,000 attendees over a four-day period, the Web Summit in Lisbon brought together politicians, technologists, and NGOs to think together, exchange views and set priorities. With more t...

Making sense of changing relationships between technology, security and society in Europe

Workshop participants How do new technological developments influence security in Europe? What role do drones, artificial intelligence and social media play in contemporary European society and securi...

Compliance Management in the Human Brain Project: Q&A with William Knight

William Knight at the HBP Open Day 2018 in Maastricht. Photo credits: Marie-Elisabeth Colin How does compliance process work in the Human Brain Project and what are the main challenges for compliance ...

Professor Marina Jirotka secures EPSRC Established Career Fellowship in Digital Economy

Professor Marina Jirotka, Oxford University’s Professor of Human-Centred Computing, has secured an EPSRC five-year Established Career Fellowship to investigate the development of responsible robots wi...

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