What are the ethical and human rights implications of
Smart Information Systems?
Looking towards the future of technology, SHERPA is a project that will investigate, analyse and synethesise our understanding of the ways in which Smart Information Systems impact ethics and human rights issues.
What are Smart Information Systems?
Smart Information Systems, or SIS, are the combination of artificial intelligence and big data.
Smart Information Systems have reached a level of development that wil have a significant impact on individuals and society. Some examples of these technologies include Amazon’s Alexa home assistant, Google’s search engine, AI algorithms used in Facebook and other social media. Such SIS collect and process big data and use AI for analysis and decision-making, and have the most visible potential to raise ethical issues and affect human rights.
Now is the time to harness the benefits of SIS and simultaneously address their downsides. The SHERPA project is uniquely placed to guide the ongoing debate, focus it and develop actionable recommendations and advocate them to ensure that SIS promote the public good.