New paper accepted at CHI’2021

ReEnTrust researchers have a full paper accepted by CHI’2021, exploring current practices taken by app developers from children’s mobile apps. The paper is led by Anirudh Ekambaranathan, supervised by Dr Jun Zhao from Oxford CS and Dr Max Van Kleek. The title of the paper is “Money makes the world go around”: Identifying Barriers toBetter Privacy in Children’s Apps From Developers’ Perspectives, and its abstract can be found below. The paper is under preparation. The industry for children’s apps is…

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APGDA and ReEnTrust host webinar on rebuilding and enhancing trust in algorithms

On Wednesday 2nd December 2020, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics and the ReEnTrust were delighted to host an online briefing on rebuilding and enhancing trust in algorithms. The event was chaired by APGDA Chair, Daniel Zeicher MP, and included contributions from a number of senior researchers from the ReEnTrust following the publication of their recent policy paper. Mr Zeichner opened the meeting at 11am and presented an overview of the work of the APGDA. He noted the growth…

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ReEnTrust launches a new online user study about trust and e-recruitment system

We are pleased to announce a new online study by the ReEnTrust project team, aimed to analyse how an understanding of algorithms can help people feel more confident about using them. The study should take around 60 minutes to be completed. It is aimed to collect qualitative and quantitative data to help us gain a better understanding of how explanation and transparency of online job searching would impact users’ trust. The results of the experiment are aimed to be used in…

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Interdisciplinarity — Key to Responsible Innovation

The increasing reach and pervasiveness of AI and algorithms into everyday life raises pressing social and ethical issues for individuals and communities. Several recent deliberations, including track-and-trace for the pandemic and fight for a fairer society, have raised the urgency for critical thinking about our society and technology innovations now more than ever. Under these tremendous circumstances, we hear a great need from Oxford researchers and students for a platform to voice and exchange our concerns, and reflect and react…

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Ethicomp paper accepted

We are pleased to announce that ReEnTrust team’s paper “DEVELOPING A MEASURE OF ONLINE WELLBEING AND USER TRUST” has been accepted at the International Conference on the Ethical and Social Impact of ICT. The paper can be found at the Oxford Research Archive, and its abstract can be found below. This paper describes the first stage of the ongoing development of two scales to measure online wellbeing and trust, based on the results of a series of workshops with younger…

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Responsible Technologies Workshop

Responsible Technologies: How do we create fairer algorithms in the next 10 years? The increasing reach and pervasiveness of AI and algorithms into everyday life raises pressing social and ethical issues for individuals and communities. Recently, the existence of algorithmic biases related to race, gender, or age and lack of inclusiveness in the technology sector have drawn escalating attention. Now more than ever, these issues demand critical thinking, so that we could reflect and react, to repair and reduce existing…

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ReEnTrust researchers produced a list of blog posts in response to COVID-19

Together with other Oxford researchers, we published a reviewing of the security and privacy implications associated with technologies supporting remote working: https://hcc.cs.ox.ac.uk/news/2020/03/25/remote-work-privacy-security.html Together with Orbit researchers, we reflected on the importance of the RI approach during the COVID-19 crisis: https://hcc.cs.ox.ac.uk/news/#/news/2020/04/17/covid-19-rri Dr Jun Zhao warns parents of young children the risks of social media for young children over the school closure: https://hcc.cs.ox.ac.uk/news/#/news/2020/04/13/covid-19-homeschooling