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| Posted on June 15, 2022

Duration: 01-10-2021 → 30-09-2023

Law enforcement and privacy


Pop AI aims at fostering trust in the application of AI and AI-enable mechanisms in the security domain, by increasing awareness, social engagement and gathering knowledge and expertise from multiple sectors (e.g. academic and non-academic actors). This approach will offer a unified European view across LEAs (Law Enforcement Agencies), while encouraging the creation of...

| Posted on June 15, 2022

Duration: 01-02-2021 → 31-01-2024

Explain Yourself! The scope of understanding and explanation from machine learning models


Machine learning models influence impactful decisions. However, such models are increasingly complex and opaque, challenging current philosophical theories of explanation and understanding. This project develops a new framework for identifying whether understanding from machine learning models is possible, and the impact these models have on theories of explanation. More information can be found here....

| Posted on June 15, 2022

Duration: 01-09-2018 → 31-08-2023

Anthropocene Ethics: Taking animal agency seriously


Recent advances in scientific research on animal consciousness and the philosophy of animal minds have called into question the sharp division between human and animal minds, showing that animals have more agency – the capacity for self-willed action – than has been presumed. Ironically, whereas on the one hand science and technology have led...

| Posted on September 27, 2017

Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility


International terrorism, e.g. Al Qaeda, IS, is a major global security threat. Counter-terrorism is a morally complex enterprise involving police, military, intelligence agencies and non-security agencies. Counter-terrorism should be framed as a collective moral responsibility of governments, security institutions and citizens. (1) How is international terrorism to be defined? (2) What is the required...

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