Project Iron – Organised crime group mapping

At Trilateral Research we provide ethical AI solutions for tackling complex social problems in the public sector. In Project Iron, funded by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), we are conducting innovative research to develop explainable AI that can help combat organized crime (OC). The work will focus on three principal areas: graph network analysis, […]

Human intervention and human oversight in the GDPR and AI Act

Differences and Practical Challenges The GDPR introduced the notion of ‘human intervention’ as a way to prevent, in certain circumstances, decision-making based solely on automated means. The forthcoming AI proposal for a Regulation (“AI Act”) uses the term ‘human oversight’ and sets out certain obligations. For instance, in December 2021, the European Committee of the […]

Unleashing the Power of AI: Explainability and Transparency are the Keys to Promote Ethics, Trust and Inclusion in Digital Policing

Since Artificial Intelligence is inherently neither good nor bad, it can be used in improper ways—even unintentionally—causing significant harm and infringing on fundamental rights, but it also holds great promise to promote individual wellbeing and solve societal problems. The development and use of AI require ethical values to ensure that AI tools are developed and […]

Using Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) in PREPARE

As part of Trilateral’s work for PREPARE – which focuses on identifying any vulnerabilities children may face when their parents are part of violent extremist networks – consortium partners are guided by an analytical tool used by the Government of Canada, called Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+). The History of Data Bias In her book “Invisible Women: […]

“Siri, talk dirty to me” – The Ethics of Conversational AI

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This blog focuses on conversational agents such as Siri and Alexa and the ethical implications of how they respond to gendered abuse. In designing such agents, technologists must make decisions regarding their persona and personality. This includes decisions about their gender, age, race, culture or class. In particular, they must make decisions about certain forms […]

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 […]