News for: Technology And Governance

Availability and Growth of ‘Lawtech’

The rapid development and increased use of software and technology for legal services and in the courts could reduce costs and improve access to justice but deepen the digital divide and strengthen existing biases in the justice system, research from NUI Galway has cautioned. Whitaker Institute member Dr Rónán Kennedy, leader of the Technology and… | Read on »

Algorithms, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the Irish Legal Services Market

Whitaker Institute member Dr Rónán Kennedy, leader of the Technology and Governance Cluster, will be hosted by the Oireachtas library and research service for his research project, ‘Algorithms, big data and artificial intelligence in the Irish legal services market’ which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland. The project examines how information technology is enabling new approaches… | Read on »

Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles

Whitaker Institute member Dr John Danaher, of the Technology and Governance cluster, has co-authored a new report as part of an expert group on the Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles. The European Commission formed the independent Expert Group to advise on ethical issues raised by driverless mobility. The group has now published its report with… | Read on »

Surveillance, Privacy and COVID-19

Whitaker Institute member Dr John Danaher, of the Technology and Governance cluster, has released a podcast which discusses the ethical questions surrounding proposed tracking measures to contain the spread of the disease. In the podcast, John is joined by Carissa Véliz, Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford and the Wellcome Centre for… | Read on »

The Vital Ethical Contexts of Coronavirus

Whitaker Institute member Dr John Danaher, of the Technology and Governance cluster, has released a podcast looks at the response from government and media to the pandemic through the lens of ethics. In the podcast, John is joined by David Shaw, a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Basel and… | Read on »

How to Understand COVID 19

Whitaker Institute member Dr John Danaher, of the Technology and Governance cluster, has released a podcast which discusses how to understand COVID19 and form reasonable beliefs about the public health information that has been issued in response to it. The podcast features Dr Katherine Furman, lecturer in philosophy at the University of Liverpool. Listen to the podcast… | Read on »

The Ethics of Healthcare Prioritisation during COVID 19

Whitaker Institute member Dr John Danaher, of the Technology and Governance cluster, has released a podcast featuring Lars Sandman from the University of Linköping , Sweden. In the podcast they discusses the ethics of healthcare prioritisation in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, focusing specifically on some principles Lars, along with others, developed for the Swedish… | Read on »