Data justice week

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Data Justice Week - with support from the Edinburgh Futures Institute and the Centre for Research in Digital Education

Five days of seminars, student-led discussions and public-facing events to explore the relevance of concepts associated with 'justice' and 'ethics' in the context of big data, algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI).

Bringing together colleagues from across the university, and inviting leading international researchers, this event will highlight crucial issues of bias, inequality, and injustice, increasingly amplified by the data-intensive technologies now embedded in our social institutions. The key question underpinning this week of events is whether the more established approach of defining ethical frameworks for developing data-intensive technologies can fully account for the complex, often unpredictable, justice issues that arise once they are deployed in social contexts.

Central to this event will be student participation and student-led sessions, for which we are seeking to connect with a number of social justice-related programmes across CAHSS. Event organisers: Dr Mogan Currie (Science Technology and Innovation Studies), Dr Callum McGegor (School of Education), and Dr Jeremy Knox (Edinburgh Futures Institute and Global Justice Academy Fellow).

Guest speakers: Virginia Eubanks (University of Albany), Lina Dencik (Data Justice Lab at University of Cardiff), Allison Powell (London School of Economics), Alex Wood (Oxford Internet Institute), Huw Davies (Oxford Internet Institute), Tristan Henderson (University of St Andrews), Kendra Briken (University of Strathclyde), Lilian Edwards (University of Strathclyde), Aphra Kerr (Maynooth University), Cailean Gallagher (STUC)
Period20 May 201925 May 2019
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Social Justice
  • data justice