The growth in the profile of drones has surely by now moved out of the folder marked ‘fad’. Where once flying model aircraft was seen as a fairly niche hobby, enjoyed by men with sensible jackets and thick-rimmed glasses, now seemingly everyone wants to get in on the drone act.
We hope to contribute to the thriving field of AI ethics and social impact through original interdisciplinary research that also draws upon technical insights from our team, expertise from other disciplines, and the voices of people affected by the development of these new technologies. Our research themes reflect the key ethical challenges that we believe exist for us and the wider AI community. We intend to undertake research and collaborations in each of these areas, with our priorities determined by the differing degrees of urgency of the challenges ahead.