Press Releases

ORBIT delivered its first Ethical Hackathon at Royal Holloway

The ORBIT team has successfully delivered its first Ethical Hackathon on 05/06/19 and 06/06/19. The event was held for PhD students in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway. An Ethical Hackathon is a two-d...

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...

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...

EPSRC publishes results of public dialogue on quantum technologies

The results of a public dialogue on Quantum Technologies, commissioned by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), have been published. The exercise was carried out in late 2017...

House of Lords Select Committee Report calls for ethical AI

The House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence spent much of 2017 receiving evidence on the landscape of artificial intelligence research in the UK and the problems or advantages assoc...

ORBIT highlights Cambridge Analytica scandal to stress need for RRI

Christopher Wylie’s evidence to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 27 March was unflinching in its reporting of the ways in which ICT can and has been misused. The revelations foll...

APPG on Artificial Intelligence calls for ethics training as part of research & innovation

At its meeting on Monday 12 March to gather evidence for its roadmap on the future of AI, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence made a strong demand for ethical considerations t...

ORBIT supports Centres for Doctoral Training with Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

ORBIT (the Observatory for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT) has responded to the latest call for funding proposals from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Unive...

Data governance in international neuro-ICT collaborations

From its inception, the Human Brain Project (HBP) has pursued questions of data governance. It has now developed a set of data policy principles and practices that foster research collaboration. The H...

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