Dr Alison Powell is the Director of the JUST AI network. She is Associate Professor in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics where she established the MSc program stream in Data & Society. Her research examines how people’s values influence the way technology is built, and how ethics in practice unfolds in technology design contexts. Alison experiments with participatory and public engagement methods to investigate how we generate knowledge about technology, citizenship, and our futures.
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Dr. Louise Hickman is a senior research associate at the Minderoo Center for Technology and Democracy. Louise examines the intersections of social justice, access work, and the ethics of care. She specifically draws on ethnographic, archival, and theoretical approaches to consider the co-production of accessibility for disabled people. As the senior research officer at JUST AI, Louise consulted on the bibliometric analysis and visualization of the field, collaborated on the development of the facilitation tool, designed and ran the Racial Justice Fellowship, and co-convenes the RAR working group.
Find more about Louise’s work: https://www.louisehickman.com/
Alexa is an anthropologist, researcher, and scholar of science, technology, and society. Her research investigates the meeting of bodies and technology in surveillance, forensics, and resistance. She holds a PhD from Stanford and is an Associate Fellow at the University of Cambridge. Her research has received honours and funding from the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the American Ethnological Society, among others. She has written for the Los Angeles Review of Books, Wired, Social Anthropology, and Palais de Tokyo. Her book on forensic technology and human rights is forthcoming from Penguin/Random House.
Explore Alexa’s project of “serious games” on emotional recognition technologies, awarded a Nesta Collective Intelligence Grant at https://emojify.info/
Marie-Therese Png is a PhD candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, DeepMind scholar, and founder of Implikit. Marie-Therese researches globally beneficial AI, intercultural AI ethics, and global justice. Marie-Therese co-convenes the Deep Sustainability working group with Teresa.
Learn more about Marie-Therese’s Implikit project at https://www.implikit.org/
Teresa Dillon is an artist, researcher, and Professor of City Futures at the School of Art and Design, UWE. Her research, performative and sound-based work critically examines the techno-civic systems, which influence urban life with a special interest in open governance, survival, repair, and interspecies relations. Since 2013, Teresa has been organising Urban Hosts, a programme of talks on workshops of contemporary civic life and in 2018 established the Repair Acts a programme of work that explores repair, care, maintenance, and healing cultures. Teresa co-leads the Deep Sustainability working group with Marie-Therese.
Grace Juster is an artist and MSc student in Media and Communications (Data & Society) at the LSE. She previously worked in advertising as a creative project manager and data broker but left due to concerns about surveillance capitalism’s degradation of choice. Grace’s art and research investigate how humans exist both physically and virtually and the effect that duality has on bodily autonomy. As JUST AI’s producer, Grace created the content and managed the development of this website.
Dr Imre Bard received his PhD from the LSE Methodology Department in 2021. From 2020 to 2021 Imre acted as a research officer for JUST AI. Imre is interested in human enhancement technology and draws on quantitative and qualitative methods to understand how different values inform public attitudes. Imre led the JUST AI bibliometric analysis initiative to begin mapping the UK data and AI ethics landscape. Imogen Fairbairn and Paulina Garcia Corral assisted Imre in this effort.
Annelie Berner is an independent designer and researcher specialising in data visualisation, future scaping, and facilitation. Annelie bridged Imre’s bibliometric analysis results with design and art to make JUST AIs mapping initiative more tangible then collaborated with the team further to develop the facilitation tool and associated workshops. Annelie continues to co-lead facilitation workshops with Alison.
Annelie’s portfolio can be found here: https://annelieberner.com
Dr. Paula Crutchlow is a cultural geographer, practising artist, and visiting postdoctoral researcher at JUST AI. Paula uses digital media to engage the public as thinking citizens and active spectators in performances and cultural events. She is the co-founder of artists collective Blind Ditch and a collaborator on the Museum of Contemporary Commodities project. Paula documented the conception and implementation of JUST AI’s unique process through a short film.
Dr. Livia Garofalo is a visual designer, medical anthropologist, and researcher on the Health and Data team at the Data and Society Research Institute. She holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and a Masters in Public Health from Northwestern University. Livia studies how people treat conditions of illness and distress in various settings. She also is the creative force behind tugboat designs and built this website for JUST AI.
Ada Lovelace Institute
The Ada Lovelace Institute is an independent research institute with the mission to ensure data and AI work for people and society. JUST AI was created in partnership with the Ada Lovelace Institute which provided in-kind and practical support, policy links and access to independent researchers and decision-makers who continue some aspects of work begun through JUST AI.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds independent research in the UK to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges. All JUST AI work is financially supported by the AHRC.
The London School of Economics
The London School of Economics and Political Science is a public research university that houses multiple JUST AI team members.
The British Academy
The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. Members of their network participated in the Prototyping Ethical Futures event.
Virt-EU brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers, designers and policy professionals in order to create practical tools to help technology developers think and talk about ethics in new and hopefully more productive ways. Alison Powell and Annelie Berner were co-investigators on Virt-EU, which was funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission from 2016 to 2019.