“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 […]

How to make ethics visible through design

Ethics through design

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 […]