Current AI systems need to be held to ethical standards in order to be used safely and responsibly in society. At the same time, standards cannot be verified by repetition experiments (reproducibility), so an iterative process of verification and validity needs to be established on the basis of the continuous evolution of the system and new information that may emerge.
Digital identity is essential for enabling citizens to participate in digital society. In today’s world, many essential services are delivered online, and Digital identity is essential for accessing these services. For example, Digital identity can be used to access government services, such as online tax filing or passport renewal. They can also be used to […]
The growing attention to the ethics of AI is moving from the scientific to the public sphere. Principles and solutions for an ethical relationship with AI no longer concern only experts in the field, but the broad public, which is increasingly able to grasp the importance of the issue. Yet, communication about it is very […]
Steering research and innovation directions with full awareness of societal transformation levels We are all aware of the transformative power technologies exert at all levels of society, from the macro socio-economic level to the level of individuals, influencing the construction of our identity and sense of self as well as relational dynamics. However, the specific […]
There are more than 500,000 types of medical devices in the European Union (EU) market. Their importance for the healthcare sector as a whole and for each individual patient cannot be underestimated. This competitive and innovative market is currently supported by a regulatory framework aimed at ensuring its smooth functioning. A key role in this […]
During the timeframe of the PHOENIX project, and since its beginning phase, CyberEthics Lab. (CEL) worked to establish a new mindset in the cybersecurity development process by considering ethics and privacy dimensions as well. This mindset was laid on the PRESS Conceptual Framework which analysed privacy and data protection, regulatory, ethics, societal and security concerns […]
First article in the series by Guest Editor Francesca Romana Baglioni. Contact us to find out more about our Guest Editor programme. The background The current world population, which has more than 7 billion of people today, is heterogeneous, dynamic and evolving constantly. States, cities, regions and societies provide a large number of services, material […]
Within PHOENIX, a research project financed by the European Union, partners endeavor to create a system of detecting and mitigating cyber threats that maximizes trust between parties and minimizes access to personal data of consumers. Blockchain is the perfect tool for doing so, and here is why.
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This article is part of a series on the social acceptance topic. Stay tuned for more! When we talk about the social acceptance of technologies, we should first of all consider a series of psychological, anthropological, and sociological factors that concern the concept, birth, and primitive experience of social acceptance. This acceptance is first of […]
Maybe you’ve looked at our fun, busy, and colourful infographic about our approach to gender analyses, and perhaps you’ve been left scratching your head. “What does it all mean?” The purpose of this article is to accompany that image and explain the various steps illustrated in it. From significant representational and pay differentials in public […]
Last week, at the time of writing this article, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) reached a decision for the Schrems II case. Much has been said about the decision already, but to our knowledge, its impacts on European (“EU”) funded projects have not been discussed. European funded projects typically involves a […]
What is Sentiment Analysis in the PERSONA context, and is it privacy-friendly? Over the last couple decades, well-known advances in computing power and techniques have permitted the development of a practical application of computational linguistics known as natural language processing (NLP). One of the main applications of NLP has been sentiment analysis (SA), that is […]
This article is the second in a series on the social acceptance and 5G topic. Stay tuned for more!
The development of new technologies consists not only in the analysis of the best technical components, but also in the understanding of the ethics, regulatory, and security context.
A dive into the comprehension of the fundamental aspect of social acceptance for the introduction of innovative technological solutions.
After an initial phase of euphoria due to the possibility for about 4,5 million of Italians to get back to work, questions about privacy abound.
The title of WhatsApp’s official post explaining its decision, “Keeping WhatsApp Personal and Private,” could not better illustrate the point.