Ethical Web and Data Infrastructure in the Age of AI (EWADA) is an ambitious 3-year programme funded by the Oxford Martin School (OMS). Its mission is to reform the concentration of power on the World Wide Web by developing and deploying new forms of technical and legal infrastructure.
EWADA’s programme of work is organised around four themes:
- Data Autonomy
How can we support individuals to control, manage, maintain and use personal data by 1) empowering people with their data; and 2) enabling people to understand and control how, when, and for what purposes data are shared?
- Data Privacy
How can we provide privacy-preserving machine learning (PPML) methods that can perform AI training in a decentralised way, enabling data to be processed locally, rather than in large, centralised data centres?
How can we develop methods to assess whether AI or algorithmic decision making is fair, equitable and complies with regulatory requirements, and seek ways to promote a right to explanation of the internal decision-making process of algorithms?
- Data Sharing How can we explore new institutional and legal constructs within which to hold data or algorithmic outputs?
To find out more about the latest development in the EWADA project:
23 January 2024: Four major research papers from EWADA accepted for publication
05 December 2023: EWADA Summer 2023 Internship Report
01 October 2023: Welcome our new EWADA DPhil
22 May 2023: EWADA second year project meeting