Trilateral Insights – February 2024

Trilateral Insights

Insights | Health Towards safe, ethical, and legal genomic data sharing  Many of today’s most cutting-edge medical innovations incorporate genomic data, which is usually drawn from the analysis of a person’s DNA. Genomic data offers personalised insights, such as an individual’s predisposition towards certain diseases, but also contains sensitive information such as family history, ethnicity, […]

CESIUM shines a light on the hidden exploitation of children

In a recent validation test, CESIUM identified 16 children several months before they were referred by safeguarding partners. A child being exploited has no voice, lives in fear of those exploiting them, and is hopeless to find a way out; they can depend only upon responsible adults in their community to recognise the signs and […]

Housing support for victims of trafficking in Ireland remains a chronic issue

Ireland provides support for victims of human trafficking through the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). Through this framework, individuals have access to a variety of necessary supports such as accommodation, legal aid and medical services. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) and Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) have called for crucial reforms to be […]

Operationalising Human Security in the Contemporary Operating Environment: Proposing Population Intelligence (POPINT)


Drawing upon primary research funded by the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), researchers from Trilateral Research explore the use of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) for operationalising human security in the contemporary operating environment. The idea of human security has gained much traction in the international community since its introduction in a 1994 […]

Ethics, human rights & emerging technologies: Key takeaways from the SHERPA project

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Over the past 3.5 years, Trilateral Research has been a proud member of the H2020-funded project SHERPA, which ended on 31 October 2021. Over the course of the project, SHERPA sought to better understand Smart Information Systems (SIS), the combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analytics. Specifically, SHERPA considered the potential ethical and […]

Thinking AI with a Hammer. Kate Crawford’s Atlas of AI


Kate Crawford’s recent book Atlas of AI (2021) debunks the many myths that surround the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) today. It is a very timely and much-needed book, as experts and policymakers are currently engaged in many initiatives and discussions to regulate AI. Proper and effective governance of this technology will only be possible if it is […]

Machine Speed Strategic Analysis – Using AI to unlock information advantage

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“Machine Speed Strategic Analysis” is a constant and top-level requirement within the MoD, but what exactly does it mean? Machine speed analysis is the ability to process vast amounts of data to examine or determine their relationship or value much quicker than could be done by humans and to produce a statement of findings. The […]

AI in Medicine: A View from Philosophy and Ethics


This chapter explores AI in medicine through a philosophical and ethical lens. This includes an examination of how AI impacts on medicine in terms of uses and promises, limitations, and risks, as well as key questions to consider. While AI offers scope for complex and large-scale data processing, with the promise of an increase in […]