How do leaders foster innovation?

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When thinking of ways to change what we do, knowing exactly what we are aiming for is key.  Your purpose needs to be clear, so that your team is motivated to make improvements towards that business goal, rather than simply streamlining what they already do. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it […]

E-learning and the Ethics of Robot Bullying


When considering Ethical Artificial Intelligence we want to hold machinery to account and to protect humans from the potential harmful impact of powerful machines.  How transparent are the decisions that machines make?  Can we identify the bias that comes from selective availability of data?  Or from existing bias in the situations they are trained from? […]

What are the Hottest Trends in Science and Technology?

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Working alongside our partners in the PREFET project, Trilateral support researchers in early detection of promising ideas accelerating the kick-off of their development thus increasing the probabilities of becoming successful in the creation of long-term impact, both for science and society. Trilateral has also aimed to facilitate the incorporation and implementation of responsible research and […]

Can new technologies improve healthcare?

New technologies are not inherently ethically good or bad; they can both enhance or violate fundamental rights and values and their use can have far-reaching consequences. This is especially apparent in the medical and health sectors. The rapid development of new technologies deployed in this sector has significantly improved our ability to diagnose and treat […]

AI and robotics adverse impacts – how resilient or vulnerable are we?

Individuals and society benefit from advances in human genomics, human enhancement, AI and robotics technologies. But these technologies present ethical challenges and have the potential to challenge our values, way of living and adversely affect human rights. As outlined by research in the SIENNA project, the adverse impacts of AI and robotics are diverse. These […]

A European Discussion Around the Hottest Trends in Science and Technology

We are delighted to announce that the PREFET project team is organising the Trendington event, that will take place in Madrid, Spain, on November 13 and 14, 2019. The PREFET activities will be held back-to-back alongside the “Spanish National Innovation Days”. Joining Trendington is a great opportunity to participate in a European discussion around the […]

Call for papers: Ethics and Human Rights in Smart Information Systems

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We invite you to submit your paper for the IEEE Smart World Congress Forum on Ethics and Human Rights in Smart Information Systems, co-organized by three EU projects engaged in ethics and human rights of AI: SIENNA, SHERPA and PANELFIT as well as the UK Observatory for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT (ORBIT). Smart […]

How do we make society more human as it becomes more AI-dependant?

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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 about the global technological agenda. With more than 70 dedicated discussions and panels, AI was one of the hot topics of the summit and several sessions discussed […]

Are AI, big data and robotics changing life for the better or for the worse?

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The potential impact of AI and robotics technologies on society is immense. Such technologies carry great promise. For example, they can facilitate efficiency by freeing up time spent on menial or repetitive tasks. These technologies can also complement and improve human productivity and open up new possibilities to transform lives. Managed effectively, AI can help […]

How to make ethics visible through design

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Ethics is not a ‘thing’ to be designed into a technology or into data analytics because ethics are enacted, in situ, in context. Designing in ways that encourage ethical outcomes requires thinking critically about what the design work is doing. Privacy by design is a very good tool to start with, but even this requires […]