We are an interdisciplinary, yet complementary team of professionals who address technology through societal lenses. We aim at providing targeted inclusive solutions while considering the contemporary societal and technical issues faced by the different stakeholders, including users, machines, researchers, the civil society, companies, policy makers, political organisations, governments and so on.
Our team is enriched with diversified and experienced professionals coming from a wide range of disciplines such as; political science, human rights, social anthropology, intersectionality and gender, business administration, strategy in international organisations and finance, IT and computer science. Our interdisciplinary team is our forte and the reason we can provide socially aware technical solutions.
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An example of our available service provision could be the following:
A human creates a machine that will inevitably incorporate the biases of its creator. We can assist in:
Analysing the challenges towards an efficient collaboration between the human and the machine
Deploying the procedures to ensure that the human understands, trusts and accepts the machine’s decisions in a shared and collaborative environment
Identifying the biases in the machine and notifying the creator accordingly
Contributing to the learning process of eliminating the biases by introducing solution-based techniques to improve the machine
Delivering tailored capacity building to the human
Building on a strategy to promote that future machines will be trustworthy, accepted and bias-free
Our work entails research, analysis, consultancy and relevant actions aiming to bridge the gap between the numerous needs of the differentiated stakeholders within tech-based working environments and the highly digitalised world we live in. Our approach takes into consideration the various social markers such as; gender, sex, sexual orientation, cultural background, dis/abilities and so on, and places them in the forefront so we can generate tailor made strategies to optimise human-machine coexistence and ultimately gain from both human and machine full potential.
An important part of our services is the delivery of targeted capacity building, as well as the engagement in awareness raising activities related to the importance of acknowledging the social aspects when dealing with tech-based products-services. It has been widely accepted in the tech world that social analysis is essential in delivering effective and sustainable solutions.
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We focus on further advancing applications of the socio-technical approach through the durable convergence between social factors and the technological artifacts.
In the EU funded research projects we do:
SSH-based research and analysis: bridging the gap between the numerous needs of the differentiated stakeholders within tech-based working environments and the highly digitalised world we live in, intersectionality and inclusivity are at the forefront of our approach
Societal support and outreach: monitoring and reporting on societal impacts
Awareness raising: planning and delivering awareness raising and training materials and workshops, focusing on increasing digital trust and ensuring inclusivity
Dissemination, communication and exploitation: maximizing impact for project-generated results by introducing human-centric approaches for tailor-made communication and engagement
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