Funder: ESRC and Japan Science and Technology Agency, AI and Society Call. ES/T00696X/1
Length: Jan 2020 – Jan 2023
Institutions: University of Edinburgh, Bangor University, Northumbria University, Chuo University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Meiji University.
Detail: Examining social and ethical aspects of emergent emotional AI in smart cities. Extensive fieldwork, including interviews, surveys, policy work and also development of an online think tank. Particularly interested in how such technologies are being used in public space, in transportation, robotics, civic discourse etc. This project brings together a wide range of disciplines including technology law, HCI, digital media studies, criminology, gender studies, and bioethics.
Institutions: University of Edinburgh, Bangor University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University.
Detail: Exploring governance and cross cultural aspects of living with affective computing in different contexts of everyday life in UK and Japan. Includes running multistakeholder workshops in Japan and UK in Summer 2019, resulting in a detailed report of how emotion is used in civic and security contexts in both countries.
Institutions: University of Edinburgh, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of Nottingham & industry partners ARM, BT, Cisco, Digital Catapult, Internet Society, GCHQ, Crossword Cybersecurity, Petras IoT hub
Detail: exploring technical, sociological & legal requirements for effective smart home cybersecurity including requirements for a prototype home management system. Focus on ‘compliance with design’, specifically work examining the household exemption, edge security and the accountability GDPR principle, role of data protection in homes, inadequacy of emerging cybersecurity standards, and development of a cybersecurity board game.
Detail: Designing a memory preserving IoT device for helping dementia sufferers manage their identity and audio-visual memories. This project involves artists, interaction designers, developers, psychologists, dementia specialists co-designing the system through a series of workshops exploring different themes (including trust and privacy, nature of interaction etc).