The Society has awarded Jakob Mökander the 2020 scholarship for the continuation of his studies at the Internet Institute, University of Oxford and to further promote a fruitful collaboration in academic research between Great Britain and Sweden. The scholarship will allow Jakob to undertake the course Doctor of Philosophy in Information, Communication and Social Science. Having experienced first-hand how artificial intelligence transforms businesses and communities, Jakob grew ever more interested in the ethical challenges associated with automation. The working title of his PhD thesis is ‘Ethical Auditing of Autonomous Decision making Systems in Industrial Applications‘. The research will take place in the intersection between technical innovation and organisational management and control. The aim is to develop standards and tools to enable ‘auditing of AI’ at a European level.
Students are invited to apply for the 2021 Scholarship, which will be £5000 via the SCHOLARSHIPS PAGE.