Author Archives: Jack Stilgoe

About Jack Stilgoe

Jack Stilgoe is a senior lecturer in science policy at the department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London.

Frankenstein podcast, featuring Langdon Winner

I made this podcast during a recent meeting called ‘Frankenstein’s Shadow‘, which took place at the same time (200 years on) and place (pretty much) as Mary Shelley began writing her great novel. The bulk of the podcast is a talk given … Continue reading

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Acknowledging AI’s dark side

This is the text of a recent letter published in Science, for those who can’t get behind the paywall Science 4 September 2015: Vol. 349 no. 6252 p. 1064 DOI: 10.1126/science.349.6252.1064-c The 17 July special section on Artificial Intelligence (AI) … Continue reading

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A tale of two trials

This story is, I think, an interesting example of Responsible Research and Innovation in action. It is a story of an institute and its researchers learning from controversy and from their own experiments in public dialogue.  In the summer of … Continue reading

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New Paper: Geoengineering as collective experimentation

I’ve just published a paper in the journal of Science and Engineering Ethics which gives a summary of one of the ideas in the book – technology as a social experiment – and develops it to discuss how we might think … Continue reading

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Why so quiet?

This blog has entered a fallow period. I have migrated my blog writing to two other places. The first is the Guardian Political Science blog, which has been going better than I and the other editors feared, given how niche … Continue reading

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Responsible Research and Innovation in action

As policy interest in Responsible Research and Innovation grows, those who are new to the discussion rightly ask what it might mean in practice. How do we know it when we see it? What does irresponsible research and innovation look … Continue reading

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Governing emerging technologies 2013 Blog Award Winners

(This post is reprinted from the Guardian Political Science blog) Every year, I teach a course for UCL undergraduates on Governing Emerging Technologies. Students from our department – Science and Technologies – join students from science degrees around UCL to … Continue reading

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