Trans-European Dialogues (TED) are series of scholarly conferences on timely topics of public administration, jointly organised by the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) and the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee).
Richard Kjellgren recently successfully defended his PhD, titled “Dark Spaces of Precarity”: Networks and Complexity in the Off-Street Sex Market, which was completed at the University of Stirling, and supervised by Dr Niall Hamilton-Smith and Dr Dave Griffiths. His PhD explored the role of technology in facilitating exploitation in the UK’s internet-mediated off-street sex market, and examined the role and methods used by law enforcement to generate open-source intelligence on exploitation and sex trafficking.
The AI Safety Summit’s Bletchley Declaration(2) is a timely contribution to current – and future – debates about how and why the several forms of artificial intelligence (AI) should be regulated. Signed by 29 countries (including the collective entity of the European Union), its heart is in the right place in terms of the goal of ensuring that AI innovations are demonstrably safe to be implemented in myriad applications and in all areas of life, many of which we can only vaguely foresee.