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Facial recognition technology: A guide for the dazed and confused

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Few innovations have divided opinion more than facial recognition technology (FRT). Some claim that it will make our streets safer, our bank accounts more secure and our public services more accessible. Yet others argue that it will violate our right …

Staying abreast of technological developments during COVID-19

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The CDEI’s mission is paramount at a time when rapid technological advances are being deployed to help control the spread and minimise the effects of COVID-19. In order to realise our mission, and create an environment in which ethical innovation …

Public attitudes on the fair use of data and algorithms in finance

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Financial companies are increasingly using complex algorithms to make decisions regarding loans or insurance - algorithms that look for patterns in data which are associated with risks of default or high insurance claims. This raises risks of bias and discrimination …

The ethics of contact tracing apps: International perspectives

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The CDEI recently hosted a virtual roundtable with people from nearly 10 different countries who are working on contact tracing apps. The discussion focused on public trust and how it can be built while working at speed to develop and …

How is the CDEI supporting the response to COVID-19?

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The CDEI’s mission is to ensure the UK maximises the benefits of data-driven technologies, that those benefits are fairly distributed across society, and to create the conditions for ethical innovation to thrive.  Now, more than ever, this mission is paramount …