Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Policy

The DSI aims to host, facilitate and promote research in social and economic data science

The dramatic rise of artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous systems raises technical and ethical questions about the role of data in society.  

Our approach combines expertise in the mathematics and methods of AI with a focus on their real-world implications for decision-making and the social, ethical, and philosophical ramifications of current trends.

This page is currently under development as the DSI expands its range of activities. Contributions to DSI research are being actively sought. Please get in contact in order to become involved.

Current DSI activity

DSI Staff


Dr Erica Thompson

Senior Policy Fellow in Ethics of Modelling and Simulation


DSI Affiliates


Dr Joshua Loftus

Assistant Professor


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Dr Kate Vredenburgh

Assistant Professor


Professor Henry Wynn

Emeritus Professor of Statistics


DSI Visiting Staff


Professor Arthur Petersen

Visiting Professor


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Professor Leonard Smith

Visiting Professor

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Dr Hailiang Du

Visiting Fellow

Are you working on this topic? See your research published here by submitting an application to become a DSI Affiliate or to join our Visiting Appointment Scheme.

All applications are welcomed to these schemes that allow staff from across LSE and from other institutions to benefit from special access to DSI resources. Find out more here or via email.

Related LSE research

The strong research community at the London School of Economics also takes an interest in this research theme. As the cornerstone of data science at LSE, the DSI acts as a nexus for research and learning, working alongside other Departments and Institutes across the School.

The interdisciplinary Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science that explores philosophical, methodological and foundational questions arising in the natural and the social sciences has published research into the ethics of artifical intelligence.