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Considering the ethical implications of digital collaboration in the Food Sector

This is a project being undertaken by an interdisciplinary, multi-institution working group who are in the process of developing an ethical framework to enable the exploration of the implications and consequences (both intentional and unintentional) of using cutting-edge technologies to support the implementation of data trusts in the food sector.

This is one of a number of working groups undertaking focused research on issues around the challenges of data trusts in food systems. This research is aligned to work funded by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and led by the University of Lincoln to create a data trust related to food safety.

The project will use design fiction to speculate on the future of food data trusts and other digital collaboration models which might use AI processing, with a particular focus on evaluating ethical implications of introducing these technologies.

It is funded by the Internet of Food Things Network+ and the AI3SD Network+