Algorithmic Transparency Standard
I led the UK government team developing one of the world’s first national standards for algorithmic transparency. The standard helps public sector organisations provide clear information about the algorithmic tools they use, and why they are using them.
In the process of developing a mechanism to increase algorithmic transparency, we reached out to civil society groups, external experts in AI ethics, and we partnered with the CDEI and BritainThinks to run a deliberative study where people of different genders, age groups, levels of digital literacy, and attitudes towards the government from all over the UK expressed their views about algorithmic transparency.
Data Ethicist role
I developed and launched the first national-level public sector Data Ethicist role in the UK, and led multidisciplinary research on data ethics skills.
Data ethics is a cross-cutting discipline that critically assesses the wider societal impact of technology and data and produces actionable recommendations for other data professionals. Due to the complexity and multidisciplinary demands of this field, there was a need for a designated data ethics position in the public sector that would be responsible for providing research and expertise on data
ethics, and acting as a champion and change agent.
Data Ethics Framework
I led the refresh process of the Data Ethics Framework that has been designed to support responsible innovation and help anyone working with data in the public sector consider and address the ethical considerations that may arise in their projects. Multidisciplinary teams should work through the Framework together throughout the process of planning, implementing, and evaluating a new project.
Podcast: Gender in Local Economic Development
In this podcast, I asked Professor Diane Perrons about the consequences of omitting gender in local economic development policies. The main themes explored in this podcast are gender inequality and the implementation of regional measures of prosperity.
This podcast is an outcome of the Local Sparks project funded by the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Digital Nations Podcast
Digital Nations is an international forum
of leading digital governments that aim to harness the potential of technology. The current members are Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay.
As the chair of the Digital Nations Artificial Intelligence Working Group, I co-hosted and co-produced a podcast highlighting the activities of the member governments in the field of data and AI.
Situating Open Data
I co-edited a book 'Situating Open Data. Global Trends in Local Contexts' that provides empirical accounts of open data practices, the local implementation of global initiatives, and the development of new open data ecosystems.
Drawing on case studies in different countries and contexts, the chapters (including my chapter on how technology and open data can support the empowerment of women in the ICT sector in Kosovo) demonstrate the practices and actors involved in open government data initiatives unfolding within different socio-political settings.
Open Gov Playbook
I led on developing the Open Government Playbook to enable policymakers to implement the principles of open government (transparency, accountability, participation) throughout every stage of the policy development and delivery cycle. The Playbook defines and promotes ‘open government ways of working’ and provides a set of practical actions that could be undertaken to embed open government approaches within policymaking.
360Giving Challenge Fund
I coordinated two phases of the Challenge Fund project for 360Giving. The first phase, Quest for Questions, was an open call to the grantmaking sector to share their information needs and gaps.
In the second phase (Data Visualisation Challenge) designers, analysts, and data journalists from around the world used the 360Giving data to develop and visualise innovative solutions to two key questions facing the grantmaking sector.