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May release: COVID-19 repository

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The majority of our May use-cases relate to a pivot of existing AI or data activity to a new context, for example the development of an open-sourced COVID-19 vulnerability index which identifies people most at risk of severe complications. The index utilises an AI predictive model and is being used by healthcare organisations and insurance companies in the US to target assistive services. 

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 …

Surveying the landscape: COVID-19 repository

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Although there are a number of entirely new uses of data and AI, approximately half of our April database relates to extension or pivots of existing activity to a new context, or a new synthesis of existing data sources. We would expect to see an increase in novel use-cases as time goes on, after further development and testing time. 

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 …