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Governance and Security: Challenges of Ethics, Trust and Consent in the Digital Age

The following two ESRC scoping questions were put to the Ways of Being Digital project’s steering group, which consists of experts from the digital field with backgrounds in academia and the public and private sectors: What are the challenges of ethics, trust and consent in the digital age? How do we define responsibility and accountability … Continue reading Governance and Security: Challenges of Ethics, Trust and Consent in the Digital Age

Data and Representation: How do we Live with the Algorithms that Shape our Lives?

As part of an initial survey of our project steering group, we asked for comments on the scoping questions proposed by the ESRC for the seven domains identified by the review. For the data and representation domain, the question was, “How do we live with and trust the algorithms and data analysis used to shape … Continue reading Data and Representation: How do we Live with the Algorithms that Shape our Lives?

Health and Wellbeing: Does Digital Technology make us Fitter, Happier and more Productive?

The scoping question proposed by the ESRC for the health and wellbeing domain was, “Does technology makes us healthier, better educated and more productive?” When put to experts as part of our initial Delphi survey, responses often suggested that many of the negative impacts of digital technology on health and wellbeing were more usually generated … Continue reading Health and Wellbeing: Does Digital Technology make us Fitter, Happier and more Productive?

Economy and Sustainability: How can we Construct a Digital Economy that is Open to All?

In our initial Delphi survey, experts were asked about what impacts automation of the future workforce might bring and how we can construct a digital economy that it is open to all, sustainable and secure. The brave new world (or some might say dystopia) that can be brought about through the automation of jobs is … Continue reading Economy and Sustainability: How can we Construct a Digital Economy that is Open to All?