Anna Jobin

Anna Jobin
Alexander von Humboldt: Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft | HIIG

Doctor of Social Sciences

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Introduction
Social scientist with a background in sociology, economics, and information management. Currently a Senior Researcher at the HIIG in Berlin, I am also a member of the Swiss Young Academy affiliated with the Science&Technogy Studies Laboratories at UNIL. Previous affiliations include ETH, Tufts, Cornell, and EPFL. My research focuses on interaction with algorithmic systems, (digital) ethics in research and citizen science, and AI ethics & policy. More about me on https://annajobin.com

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Publications (24)
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We invited authors of selected Comments and Perspectives published in Nature Machine Intelligence in the latter half of 2019 and first half of 2020 to describe how their topic has developed, what their thoughts are about the challenges of 2020, and what they look forward to in 2021.
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Digital services such as Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are among the most popular websites in many parts of the world. Starting out from three quotes, this article highlights some important aspects of the relation between these services and the individuals using them, with each quote pointing to a particular way of thinking about this relat...
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Tomatoes, apples, and bread can be 'organic.' But search results? Anna Jobin and Malte Ziewitz wonder about the currency of agricultural metaphors in web search and show how they do different work for different users. This article is part of our blog series How metaphors shape the digital society .
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Social innovations are usually understood as new ideas, initiatives, or solutions that make it possible to meet the challenges of societies in fields such as social security, education, employment, culture, health, environment, housing, and economic development. On the one hand, many citizen science activities serve to achieve scientific as well as...
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Recent AI governance research has focused heavily on the analysis of strategy papers and ethics guidelines for AI published by national governments and international bodies. Meanwhile, subnational institutions have also published documents on Artificial Intelligence, yet these have been largely absent from policy analyses. This is surprising becaus...
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Die 2020 gegründete Junge Akademie Schweiz (Swiss Young Academy, SYA) vernetzt Angehörige des akademischen Mittelbaus aus allen Wissenschaftsbereichen. Sie bildet ein inspirierendes Umfeld für inter- und transdisziplinäre Begegnungen, Kollaborationen und innovative Ideen. Die Mitglieder sind Ansprechpartner:innen für die Schweizer Wissenschaft im...
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Digital innovation is ever more present and increasingly integrated into citizen science research. However, smartphones and other connected devices come with specific features and characteristics and, in consequence, raise particular ethical issues. This article addresses this important intersection of citizen science and the Internet of Things by...
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Few studies examine “digital capture,” forces that get people to adopt digital technologies which, on balance, benefit organizations more than the publics. Using various perspectives on this topic, the panel will explore the ways four industries are rolling out digital technologies that have captured audiences in long-term relationships. One paper...
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Our chapter presents a scoping review of published scientific studies or case studies of scientific studies that utilise both citizen scientists and Internet of Things devices. Specifically, we selected studies where the authors had included at least a short discussion of the ethical issues encountered during the research process. Having conducted...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is at the forefront of innovation in medicine. Researchers and AI developers have often claimed that "trust" is a critical determinant of the successful adoption of AI in medicine. Despite the pivotal role of trust and the emergence of an array of expert-informed guidelines on how to design and implement "trustworthy AI...
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Blog article on the Zukunftsblog of ETH Zurich. URL: https://ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2020/01/ethics-guidelines-galore-for-ai.html
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In response to the accelerating potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to transform our lives, various governments, multilateral bodies, and other organizations have produced highlevel principles and guidelines for the ethical use of AI in recent years. Despite the staggering number of such documents (over 90 by October 2019), there appears to b...
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In the past five years, private companies, research institutions and public sector organizations have issued principles and guidelines for ethical artificial intelligence (AI). However, despite an apparent agreement that AI should be ‘ethical’, there is debate about both what constitutes ‘ethical AI’ and which ethical requirements, technical standa...
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In the last five years, private companies, research institutions as well as public sector organisations have issued principles and guidelines for ethical AI, yet there is debate about both what constitutes "ethical AI" and which ethical requirements, technical standards and best practices are needed for its realization. To investigate whether a glo...
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Algorithmen sind nicht neutral, sondern bilden Wertvorstellungen ab. Oft sind wir uns deren Einflusses jedoch gar nicht bewusst und können somit auch keine Mitsprache einfordern. Dies wäre aber zentral in einer Gesellschaft, in der Informationsverarbeitung und -konsum zunehmend automatisiert sind.
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Review of "Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts" by Hiesun Cecilia Suhr (ed.)

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What can we learn from COVID-19 fake news about the spread of scientific misinformation in general? Cf. https://swissyoungacademy.ch/en/laufende-projekte/projekt-4/
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Controversies and Closure in Media, Policy, and Research
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Researching the ethics of a digital world. Exploring ethics in a digital world Digital ethics.