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Professor Marina Jirotka


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I am Professor of Human Centred Computing in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Responsible Technology Institute, where my team works on responsible innovation in a range of ICT fields including robotics, AI and the digital economy. I also hold an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship that is investigating the ‘Ethical Black Box’, whereby robots using AI are fitted with a type of inflight recorder to aid in post-accident investigations.

My research centres on investigating the responsible development of technologies, to ensure that they are more responsive to societal acceptability and desirability.

My role on the team

I am co-PI of PARIS-DE, and co-lead the project’s impact work with Gordon Blair. We are focused on engaging with our industrial partners, policy makers, professional bodies, research councils, and educators to disseminate the project’s findings and to provide an evidence-base for policy.

Why I wanted to join the team

There is a pressing need for humans to accept the planet’s limited resources, and to recognise and protect the inherent needs and rights of other inhabitants that share the planet with us and on whose survival we also depend.