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Trust & Technology Initiative


Research around Trust and Technology at the University of Cambridge 

The Trust & Technology Initiative aims to showcase Cambridge’s research agenda around trust and technology across Schools and disciplines.

Some of the emerging research questions being explored are:

  • When should we not trust technology?
  • We need resilient infrastructures, including software, energy, transport and supply chains. Today’s connected world is optimised for efficiency - how do we address the fragility this has created?
  • What might be more trustworthy alternatives to current internet business models, such as surveillance capitalism and the attention economy?
  • How can we navigate the politics and economics necessary to achieve acceptable levels of security, safety, and environmental sustainability, for connected devices and cyberphysical systems, including connected vehicles?
  • What is a trusted institution in the 21st century?
  • How can we adjust our measurement culture to prioritise human and social factors, alongside easy to measure technical performance metrics?
  • Corporations shape our world. How does the introduction of machine learning systems change their power?

University of Cambridge groups, departments and interdisciplinary research clusters addressing these and related questions are listed in our Research Directory


Zotero Library around Trust and Technology

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