HBP workshop on dual use at Karolinska Institute in 2018. Photo credits: HBP Education

Developing a novel approach to address dual use issues

How to address issues of dual use in emerging neurosciences and neurotechnologies? This scientifically and practically challenging question has been on the agenda of the Human Brain Project’s (HBP) Ethics and Society team for almost ten years. In collaboration with researchers and experts within and beyond the HBP, we have undertaken research and engagement activities…

Governance, politics & policies of artificial intelligence

While recent debates about societal aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have largely focused on ethics principles and guidelines, questions of governance, politics and policies of AI have received less scrutiny. To address this gap, over more than three years I have been leading AI governance research programme to examine questions such as – What are…

Beyond ‘good old CERN’: data and digital research infrastructures

In the popular imaginaries of Research Infrastructures, the ‘good old CERN’ is often seen as the prime example of European Research Infrastructures. Created in the post-World War II and emerging Cold War context of the 1950s, the European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN) has developed in a highly-regarded success story of international cooperation, scientific discoveries…