Ethics

Ethics

Ethics has emerged as a lateral theme throughout the SOCIAM research and has become increasingly important over time. Ethical behaviour is a key social dimension of social machines, and providing frameworks and principles to guide responsible social machine engineering is an important challenge. Throughout our work, we have engaged in recognising and discussing the importance of ethical concerns connected to data handling, storage, ownership, transparency, and privacy.

We have explored opportunities for social machine innovation in this space, such as development of ‘ethical bots’ that mine the Terms and Conditions that underpin online services and social platforms. In synergy with related projects involving SOCIAM members, we have also dealt with the ethical governance of 'Smart Societies', an EU project tackling major societal challenges through engineered systems made up of people and machines, as well as as RCUK's medical and administrative 'Big Data' initiative which involve ethics, governance and public involvement aspects.

Publications
Gallippi, C., Evans J., & Pagliari C. (2018).  Crypto-philanthropy in action: Lessons from 3 deployments in global health. Blockchain and the Global South Conference.
Taylor, J., & Pagliari C. (2017).  Mining social media data: How are research sponsors and researchers addressing the ethical challenges?. Research Ethics. 1747016117738559.
Hall, J. A., Gertz R., Amato J., & Pagliari C. (2017).  Transparency of genetic testing services for `health, wellness and lifestyle': analysis of online prepurchase information for UK consumers. European Journal Of Human Genetics. 25, 908 EP -.
Pagliari, C. (2017).  Transparency, Accountability and Informed Choice in Online Genetic Tests: Spotlight on the UK 'Health, Wellness and Lifestyle' Sector.
Pagliari, C. (2017).  Blockchain for Clinical Trials - Ethical Issues. Blockchain for Clinical Trials Symposium.
Pagliari, C. (2016).  Combatting corruption with technology for sustainable healthcare.
Pagliari, C. (2016).  Ethics Case Study: Social Machines.
Pagliari, C. (2016).  The Opportunities and Ethics of Big Data.
Holeman, I., Cookson T. Patricia, & Pagliari C. (2016).  Digital technology for health sector governance in low and middle income countries: a scoping review. Journal of Global Health. 6,
Pagliari, C. (2015).  Privacy, data science and personalised medicine. Time for a balanced discussion.
Pagliari, C. (2015).  Politicians and the Privacy-Transparency Paradox.
Pagliari, C. (2015).  Deception and Democracy in Digital Science Publishing. LinkedIn Publishing..
Pagliari, C. (2015).  Integrating psychology and big data for emotionally smarter investment.
Hartswood, M., Grimpe B., Jirotka M., & Anderson S. (2014).  Towards the Ethical Governance of Smart Society. (Miorandi, D., Maltese V., Rovatsos M., Nijholt A., & Stewart J., Ed.)."Social Collective Intelligence: Combining the Powers of Humans and Machines to Build a Smarter Society". "3–30".