Ada Lovelace Institute
Aidan is a Researcher at the Ada Lovelace Institute. He works on public engagement projects like the Citizens’ Biometrics Council, and on the consequences of data and AI in health.
Before joining Ada in August 2019, Aidan worked at the Wellcome Trust on the social and ethical issues of health data and technology. His background is in social science approaches to understanding relationships between people and tech – from bridges and bikes to nuclear power and AI. His first degree was in Drama, where he studied how the stories we tell about science and tech can have profound effects on how we perceive and design them.
Biometrics technologies like facial and gait recognition systems are a source of ongoing controversy. Are there ways to design and build these systems to serve the needs of people they affect...