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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 …

Creating an environment for ethical innovation to thrive

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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.