Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Data Ethics and Innovation


RUSI is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, a recently-launched Government advisory body, established to investigate and advise on how Government can maximise the benefits of data-enabled technologies and artificial intelligence (AI).

The Centre is currently undertaking a review into bias in algorithmic decision-making in the Crime and Justice sector. As part of this review, the Centre is developing a code of practice for the design, development and trialling of predictive policing technology, which will help mitigate algorithmic bias and address wider ethical concerns. The Centre has commissioned RUSI to undertake an independent research study into how algorithmic tools are currently being used by police forces in England and Wales, along with the potential for biased outcomes for certain individuals or groups, for example ethnic minorities. The research will consist of interviews and roundtables with local police forces, technology providers, civil liberties groups and others.

An interim Briefing Paper will be published in September 2019 summarising the emerging findings of the research, with the final research paper being published in January 2020.

For more information please contact Alexander Babuta, AlexanderB@rusi.orgĀ