History of Philosophy and Normative Philosophy
Digital Ethics in Technology and Society
New ideas are growing in academia and industry to meet these problems head on. Whereas once we listed ethical principles for artificial intelligence (AI), now we look to how best to operationalise those same principles. What does it mean to have unbiased technology, and is this even a possibility? Can technology be ethical "by design"?
Ethics and Social Media: Digilantism
Tom Sorell presents 'Ethics and Social Media: Digilantism' at Social Listening in the past, present, and future (22nd November 2017).
China Britain AI
Tom Sorell speaking to the China Britain AILink opens in a new window forum on Care Robotics, (September 2017)
Tom Sorell talks to ARTELink opens in a new window about policing paedophiles in the UK (video in French) (May 2017)
Videos from our event on 17th February 2016
Introduction by Tom Sorell, followed by Arne Hintz and Ian Brown on 'Challenges to Digital Citizenship in the Age of Mass Surveillance'
Adam Edwards on 'Social Media and Civil Society: Participation, Regulation and Governance'
James Connelly on 'Chasing the Common Good in the Cyber World'
Six Values Re-writing Laws of Healthcare Robotics
The ethics of mass surveillance and bulk collection
Tom Sorell, University of Warwick Advancing Societal Resilience Conference, Loughborough University, 26th February 2015.
The 5th State of the Union (Florence 6-9th May)
Professor Tom Sorell is interviewed at the 5th State of the Union conference which was held in Florence by the European University Institute.
BBC Coventry and Warwickshire radio interview
Listen to Dr Katerina Hadjimatheou discussing views on a new initiative being launched by Warwickshire and West Mercia Police '101 Live Chat', where they encourage local people to log on and use new websites.
For more information about 101 Live Chat.
Professor Tom Sorell, Dr John Guelke and Dr Katerina Hadjimatheou visited Reddit and discussed "Ethics, Privacy and Anonymity"
Professor Tom Sorell and Dr John Guelke visited Mozilla and discussed "Ethics, Privacy and Anonymity".
Click on picture to view discussion.
BBC Radio 4 'Law in Action'
Katerina Hadjimatheou discusses 'do the police now need a code of conduct on ethics and social media?' on Radio 4 'Law in Action' (24.02.15)
Tom Sorell discusses Surveillance in this Philosophy Bites podcast.
||DETECTER project overview|
||Interview with Tom Sorell on the Detecter project|
||Interview with Martin Schenin on the Detecter project|
||The fight against terrorism is leading to the use of more and more invasive technology. Body scanners at airports, CCTV and even monitoring of how we use the Internet. Our Science Correspondent David Gregory has been talking to a team of philosophers (Prof. Tom Sorell), who're balancing the impact of this technology with our human rights.|
Other media clips
||Tom Sorell talking about 'Proportionality'|
||Tom Sorell talking about 'Digilantism'|
||Should Privacy survive? Dr. John Guelke discusses|
|Tom Sorell explains his position on these issues in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.||What, if anything, is wrong with surveillance? How does it affect privacy? Why value privacy anyway?|
||Tom Sorell presents his paper 'Proportionality: Ethics vs Human Rights in Counter-terrorism' for the Tubingen conference 'Security, Ethics and Justice' in June 2012.|
||The Philosophy of Human Rights
Centre for the Study of Global Ethics
Grant Bartley, Assistant Editor at Philosophy Now and author of The Metarevolution, discusses the philosophical foundations, implications and limits of human rights with Saladin Meckled-Garcia, the Director of the UCL Institute for Human Rights, and Tom Sorell, Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at the University of Birmingham