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S11E1: AI and the Public Sector // Christopher Burr

Christopher Burr

Dr Christopher Burr is an Ethics Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute—the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

He specialises in the ethical design and use of data-driven technologies, as well as the interaction between human agents and artificial intelligence.

His research has been published in top-tier multi-disciplinary journals and covers topics in the cognitive sciences (e.g. how to understand the risks of intelligent systems influencing and shaping human judgement and decision-making), bioethics (e.g. how AI technologies should be used to support or deliver mental healthcare), the study of well-being (e.g. how can we use digital technologies to measure and promote individual and social well-being), and ethical design for HCI (e.g. how to design intelligent systems that promote intentional use and self-determination).

His research has been featured in the New York Times, BBC, and Vox.

Previously, he has held postdoctoral research posts at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford (2018–19) and the Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol (2017–18). He completed his PhD in Philosophy of Cognitive Science at the University of Bristol in 2017, funded by a European Research Council scholarship.

He has advised organisations including the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation and the Department of Health and Social Care about the risks and opportunities of data-driven technologies.

He is happy to be contacted regarding opportunities for consultancy or advisory roles.

For an up-to-date list of research publications, please visit: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=dEkERv4AAAAJ&hl=en

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