It’s fun to ridicule corporate nonsense like the multinational coffee company who tells you they have ‘a passion for sharing extraordinary sensory experiences’ or mentally tick the boxes on your bullshit bingo list as a manager exhorts you to ‘think outside the box and give 110% so you can pick…

Extinction Rebellion campaigners with their slogan Tell the Truth

I went to my first in person meeting since February 2020 last week! (What to wear? How to be? Wonderful and scary!) It was an enjoyable Responsible Tech Meet Up hosted by Cennydd Bowles and inspired by the All Tech Is Human meet ups held elsewhere. …

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Understanding the very real problems and issues of vaccine hesitancy are of course important. And exploring the concerns of citizens which prevent them from being vaccinated incredibly valuable. But the famous in social science ‘Deficit Model’ of public engaement seems to be on the rise again (“If only they had…

Co-authored with Sam Brown, Director, Consequential

“On artificial intelligence, trust is a must, not a nice-to-have” proclaimed European Commission’s digital chief, Margrethe Vestager in a statement launching the long-awaited European Union rules on Artificial Intelligence (AI). She is right. The new rules and actions the EU has proposed will be…

Good article! Shame you didn't credit the pic you used which is taken from my report on Responsible Innovation which was commissioned by Rene von Schomberg in 2010 as a Primer for those wanting an accessible introduction to the area.

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/sites/default/files/rri-report-hilary-sutcliffe_en.pdf

Graphics of the 7 Drivers of Trust from the TIGTech Report

The theme of Davos this year is ‘Rebuilding Trust’. As I have just spent two years researching trust, here are five things that Davos leaders might find useful to consider:

1. Refocus on being trustworthy — get back to basics

The 2020 Global Satisfaction with democracy report concluded: “…if satisfaction with democracy is now falling across many of the world’s…

Earning trust not just in the safety and efficiency of Covid vaccines themselves, but in the regulatory approvals process may be important in combating growing vaccine hesitancy. Citizens need to feel confident that the greater public good, not political expediency or commercial gain is the driver of regulatory decision-making.

Faith…

World Economic Forum — The Great Reset

The World Economic Forum’s Great Reset Initiative seeks ideas on how the world can grasp the opportunity provided by this unique moment in history to transform economics, politics and our every day lives to inspire a new people and planet centred approach to how our societies are run.

I was…

How to earn public trust in the contact-tracing strategy is THE policy question of the moment. The confidence and cooperation of citizens is essential and the earning of trust the likely defining factor between success and failure.

The best place to start is by taking the advice of trust expert…

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Trust is central to the containment of the COVID-19 virus. Governments need their citizens to trust that their strategies are going to work, and really will benefit vulnerable people and society as a whole. …

Hilary Sutcliffe

Trust, tech governance, citizen involvement in policy

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