Advances in technical innovation should be something that everyone can look forward to. Or, at a minimum, not be something that causes active worry. Whilst innovation is to be encouraged, innovation alone is not good enough. It needs to be ethical innovation, or none at all.
It’s easy to argue for more data sharing in the public sector. This would enable more innovation, make it easier to deliver personalised services and make the government more efficient. Right? But what about privacy?
If 2020 is going to be the year that we get serious about ethical principles, as many commentators in the AI and ethics community claim, I can think of few better places to begin than with personal insurance.