The new dualism of information and data science

The Occasional Informationist

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear Luciano Floridi give a Turing Lecture at the British Library Conference Centre, on ‘Ethics in the Age of Information’. The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science, and locates itself at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, statistics and systems engineering. Floridi is well known as Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute, and originator of the increasingly influential Philosophy of Information programme.
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The talk was a typical Floridian fluent and engaging discourse, ranging over a wide area of technical and philosophical topics, and seamlessly merging a broad account of developing digital technology with long-standing ethical issues and dilemmas. This was focused around around the idea that we are now all ‘onlife’: neither online nor offline (a very 1990s binary distinction), but always at the same time both in the real world and also…

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