actor-network theory

Dynamics of interdisciplinary and inter-publics engagements

HBP researcher awareness team members at the Science in Public 2019 conference The Researcher Awareness team of the Human Brain Project (HBP) convened a session titled ‘Dynamics of interdisciplinary a...

Ethics Dialogues summer reading list

It’s that time of year again when many of us are taking time off for summer holidays and drawing up our summer reading lists. At Ethics Dialogues we have started to put together our summer reading lis...

Building Trustworthy AI

‘How to build trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI)’ was an overarching question for the first European AI Alliance Assembly that took place in Brussels on 26th June 2019. The highlights of the eve...

Preparing for Global Public Engagement with Neuroethics

Participants of the Global Neuroethics Summit pre-summit workshop in Uppsala May 2019 Why and how should we engage the public with neuroscience? What are the common global questions for the public eng...

The underdog in the AI ethical and legal debate: human autonomy

Rowena Rodrigues and Anaïs Rességuier, Trilateral Research Advances in AI will have serious and lasting consequences for human autonomy. Does the increasing autonomy of machines necessarily imply a de...

New Interim Data Protection Officer in the Human Brain Project

On 1st June 2019, Dr. Simisola Akintoye became the new interim Human Brain Project’s (HBP) Data Protection Officer (DPO). She replaces the previous HBP DPO Kevin McGillivray who has left the HBP to ta...

Counting the numbers: what is a fair gender-balance in science projects?

The Human Brain project events. Photo from https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/ Karin Grasenick Do we care? There is rarely a person met stating “I don’t care about equal opportunities and fairness. A...

Beyond box-ticking: towards ethics dialogues

Key participants and communication links of the Human Brain Project’s ethics discourses (Stahl et al 2019) ‘Beyond Research Ethics: Dialogues in Neuro-ICT Research’ is the title of a recent article (S...

Explainability and Counterfactuals: Algorithmic Decisions and the Individual

Brent Mittelstadt Tonii Leach How do AI algorithms make decisions? Why might we need to understand this, and to what extent do we need to understand this? How can we conceptualise ‘explainable’ AI? An...