The Department of Digital Humanities is bringing its world-leading research on the social and political dimensions of data and AI to a newly established national Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online (REPHRAIN).
The centre brings together more than 50 leading academics with industry, non-profit, government, law, regulation and international research centre partners. The aim is to identify and reduce the threat of harm from loss of privacy, insecurity, inaccurate information and other issues that have emerged as the digital economy has grown.
King’s will be jointly leading two strands of the work, on minimising harms while maximising benefits from a sharing-driven digital economy; and balancing individual agency and social good.
Dr Mark Coté, Senior Lecturer in Data Culture and Society at the Department of Digital Humanities and a PI for the new centre comments:
REPHRAIN will allow us to continue our world-leading cross disciplinary research on the social dimensions of data and AI. The Departments of Digital Humanities and Informatics look forward to collaborating with leading researchers across the UK to make our digital lives not only more safe, but empowered.”