Designing Ethical Human-Computer Systems

Ewa Luger

In collaboration with: EPSRC ‘Telling Tales of Engagement, 2016’ award

Learning and Work Institute


Data ethicsEthics

This project responds to the challenge of how we might create balanced, ethical and inclusive human- computer systems

 Ewa’s work is driven by an interest in how humans might be supported to understand complex, intelligent systems. This includes (a) intelligibility at the intersect between human and machine intelligence, (b) how, and at what stage of the process, systems designers and architects might be supported to make ethical design choices, and (c) and how ethics and supporting mechanisms, such as consent, might be applied within the context of pervasive computing – in particular the development of new and supplementary forms of consent to meet the challenges of ambient sensor-driven systems.  It focuses on adult skills in the post-16 education context, which is often overlooked.