This image was created by Lorenn Ruster using a Style Image Transfer AI algorithm developed by Derrick Schultz and Lia Coleman the following images. rom “A pathway through a field of flowers” by World Bank Photo Collection, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 and “Graphic HST” by Jayne ~ Twiggy & Opal, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

From Masters Capstone to PhD Candidate: the past 6 months

Last weekend I was doing one of those “big cleanups”. Partly COVID lockdown-induced, partly in anticipation of starting a new chapter with a desire for some relative order in our highly uncertain times.

Ideas right now on types of topics I want to explore more: — dignity reflected in cyberphysical systems
Dignity as an Ecosystem: an output of my Capstone work. See full report here.
Dignity & Artifical Intelligence: Exploring the role of dignity in government AI ethics instruments
Podcast: Dignity-Centred Technology: Enabling Human Flourishing. With Lorenn Ruster and Thea Snow

“This is a masterpiece. It takes my breath away. I want to send it to everyone I know… Honestly, I don’t know what to say. It is such a stunning piece of work, and such a profound message to governments worldwide. I don’t know how to thank you for doing this work. You have made my day, week, month, year!”

  • Paola Oliva-Altamirano, Principal Data Scientist at Our Community applied our tool to her work. She has been creating a classifier tool to better analyse data from SmartyGrants, a grants management system that captures data from government and not-for-profits. Thea and I held a workshop with Paola and her team to unpack the potential power of the Dignity Lens we had developed in her context. We were then able to talk about the experience as we both (completely unplanned) ended up on a Pints of Science panel titled “Ethical Considerations in the Digital Era” (you can listen to the part of the panel here)
Ethical considerations in the digital era
  • And we have had some fascinating conversations stemming from people reading the report including with the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative, as well as with a Brazilian Think Tank and a UK-based wellness technology company.

Exploring #dignity centred #design #tech #AI #leadership | Master in Applied Cybernetics 3AI | Acumen Fellow | PIC, SingularityU, CEMS MIM alum | Views =own