Centres

Country Name Brief description
Germany AlgorithmWatch AlgorithmWatch is a non-profit research and advocacy organisation to evaluate and shed light on algorithmic decision-making processes that have a social relevance, meaning they are used either to predict or prescribe human action or to make decisions automatically.
Germany Tactical Technology Collective Tactical Tech is an international NGO that engages with citizens and civil-society organisations to explore and mitigate the impacts of technology on society. Examples of projects include Data Detox Kit; Data and Politics; Data and activism
Italy Nexa Centre for Internet & Society The Nexa Center for Internet & Society is born from the activities of an initially informal interdisciplinary group – with expertise in technology, law and economics – that grew up in Torino from 2003. Since 2016, the Nexa Centre has been involved in two European projects: DECODE and EDU-HACK. In 2018 Nexa Center has collaborated to the writing of the White Paper, released by the Italian AI task force
Denmark DataEthics DataEthics is a politically independent ThinkDoTank based in Denmark with a European (and global) outreach. The purpose of DataEthics is to ensure primacy of the human being in a world of data, based on a European legal and value-based framework. It does so by focusing on collecting, creating and communicating knowledge about data ethics in close interaction with international institutions, organisations and Academia.
Denmark DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research  Centre for Digital Social Research is an interdisciplinary research centre at the School of Communication and Culture (Aarhus University). The centre is based on the vision that technology and data systems should maintain a focus on people and society, supporting the principles of democracy, human rights and ethics. Examples of projects include: “when the smartphone becomes a running partner” and “Trust & Algorithms – Developing Machine Learning Algorithms for Danish Healthcare”
Belgium Privacy Solon Privacy Salon is a non-profit organisation founded in 2014. Privacy Salon co-organises the annual Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference, as well as numerous public side events focusing on legal and societal issues posed by current and future technologies, including an annual art exhibition. It has organised events on “micro-targeting and tactical fiction” and “algorithms and society”
The Netherlands UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Announced in 2016, the Centre aims to enhance understanding of the risk-benefit duality of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics through improved coordination, knowledge collection and dissemination, awareness-raising and outreach activities. 
UK Digital Ethics Lab The Digital Ethics Lab is a centre based in Oxford University. It aims to identify the benefits and enhance the positive opportunities of digital innovation as a force for good and avoid or mitigate its risks and shortcomings. Ongoing projects include Ethical Auditing for Accountable Automated Decision-Making; AI4People and Ethical and Social Implications of AI
UK The Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning The Institute foe Ethical AI & Machine Learning is a UK-based research centre that carries out research into responsible machine learning systems. It is formed by cross functional teams of volunteer including ML engineers, data scientist, industry experts, policy-makers and professors in STEM, Humanities and Social Sciences
UK The Institute for Ethical AI in Education (IEAIED) The institute’s responses to the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI published by the AI HLEG. The IEAIED will work to develop frameworks and mechanisms to help ensure that the use of AI across education is designed and deployed ethically.
UK Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) The CFI explores the opportunities and challenges of this potentially epoch-making technology, short-term as well as long-term. The CFI are based at the University of Cambridge, with partners at the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, at Imperial College London, and at the University of California, Berkeley. Examples of research projects currently run are “AI: Futures and Responsibility”; “AI: Trust and Society” and “Kinds of Intelligence”
UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) Announced in 2017, the CDEI is an independent advisory body set up and tasked by the UK Government to investigate and advise on how we maximise the benefits of these technologies. The CDEI gathers people from across sectors and society to shape practical recommendations for the government, as well as advice for regulators, and industry. Examples of current projects are online targeting; Algorithmic bias and AI Barometer.
UK Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR) The CCSR was established in 1996 at the De Montfort University (Leicester). Its mission is to undertake research and provide teaching, consultancy and advice to individuals, communities, organisations and governments at local, national and international levels on the actual and potential impacts of computing and related technologies on society and its citizens. Examples of current projects are the Observatory for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT and Responsible Ethical Learning with Robotics
UK Data Justice Lab The Data Justice Lab examines the intricate relationship between datafication and social justice, highlighting the politics and impacts of data-driven processes and big data. The lab is hosted at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture. Current projects include: DataJustice; Towards Democratic Auditing; Data Harm Record; and Big Data from the South
Sweden AI Sustainability Centre The Centre was established in 2018 to create a multidisciplinary hub to address the scaling of AI in broader ethical and societal contexts. Founding partners from industry include Atomico, Bonnier, Cirio, Microsoft, and Telia Company. The initiative has attracted some of the top minds in Academia focused on AI, coming from KTH, Karolinska Institutet, Lund, Umeå, and Linköping universities, as well as public agencies like Skatteverket, the Swedish tax authority.
Luxembourg The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) SnT conducts internationally research in information and communication technology, ICT, with high relevance creating socio-economic impact. In addition to long-term, high-risk research, SnT engages in demand driven collaborative projects with industry and the public sector. SnT's strategic research priorities are: Autonomous Vehicles; Cybersecurity; FinTech; Internet of Things; Secure and Compliant Data Management; Space Systems and Resources
Switzerland AI Transparency Institute The AI Transparency Institute is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to AI Governance and Human Trust in AI. It addresses key challenges like digital ethics, AI safety, explainability, fairness, transparency and privacy related issues. It contributes to build an open artificial intelligence for the benefit of all

Last update: 05/05/2022