Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics

Supporting information and technology practices and policies that break down barriers.

Research Projects

Institute for Trustworthy AI in Law and Society (TRAILS)
Principal Investigator(s): Katie Shilton
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics > Machine Learning, AI, Computational Linguistics, and Information Retrieval
The TRAILS (Trustworthy AI in Law and Society) Institute, a collaboration among several universities, aims to enhance trust in AI systems. It focuses on community participation, transparent design, and best practices. Four key research thrusts address social values, technical design, socio-technical perceptions, and governance. The institute seeks to include historically marginalized communities and promote informed AI adoption.
Investigating the Information Practices of COVID Long-Haulers
Principal Investigator(s): Beth St. Jean Twanna Hodge Jane Behre J. Nicole Miller
Funder: State of MD
Research Areas: Health Informatics > Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics > Library and Information Science
This project investigates the information needs, practices, and experiences of people who have long COVID ("COVID long-haulers") in order to learn more about their COVID-related information needs, the ways in which they have gone about fulfilling these needs, and their information-related experiences. W

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