My work focuses on the intersection between law and ethics, with a particular interest in machine ethics, agency and the role of habit within moral decisions. I am currently a professor at the University of Birmingham and a fellow at the Alan Turing Institute.
On 01st March 2024, I will take up the Inaugural Jeff Price Chair in Digital Law at KCL.
For recent work on the data ecosystem that's made Generative AI possible, and the way it's now put in jeopardy by those very tools, see: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4388928
I am currently putting together the building blocks of the Centre for Data Futures, which I aim to launch in KCL in late 2024.
The Centre is all about designing participatory infrastructure that scaffolds AI tools deployed in value-loaded contexts. This starts at the point of data generation
(bottom-up data empowerment), all the way to the design of human-computer interfaces that incentivise the long-term, collective contestability of both the outputs and the models themselves.
My work has always been animated by a commitment to bridge the gap between theory and practice. This has led me to launch or be involved in a variety of ethics and public policy initiatives.
Aside from ongoing work on bottom-up data empowerment, notably through the Data Trusts Initiative, I am currently working on the social sustainability of the data ecosystem that makes generative AI possible.