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Digital Futures

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We bring together researchers from across the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law (economics, education, geography, political science, law, management, social policy, sociology) and work closely with researchers from other Faculties, including Science, Engineering and Humanities. 

Ours is an era of profound digital transformation. Increasingly interconnected digital devices and the data and business models that they generate are becoming entangled with every aspect of social life. This is only set to continue, as machine learning, artificial intelligence, surveillance capitalism, robotics and quantum computing gather pace. We aim to use our social science expertise and methods to analyse and understand these futures in the making and use our insights to help shape these futures in a way that is fair, just and prosperous for all.   

To join this group, please email one of the group leaders with details of your relevant research interests: Professor Susan Halford; Professor Richard Owen.

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