General News & Updates

Elsevier’s AI report released today. ORBIT among the contributors

A few months ago, ORBIT was approached by Elsevier with regards to contributing to their report on AI. In particular the data analytics company valued the expertise of the ORBIT team members on the di...

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...

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...

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...

De Montfort University’s Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility are recruiting an IT Support Officer

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading stu...

A reflection on regulation and trust in the digital age

At the beginning of October 2018 the Digital Agenda hosted its ‘Power & Responsibility’ summit. The event consisted of very enlightening and stimulating talks over the topics of regulation, trust ...

Five Things I Learned From The ORBIT Conference

ORBIT’s conference in September 2018 brought together voices from academia, technology, data analytics, policymaking, education and industry to discuss how to benefit from tech and ICT while minimisin...