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Professor Marina Jirotka is Professor of Human-Centred Computing in the Department of Computer Science.

Areas of interest

My current work focuses on how new developments in machine learning, robotics and AI can be shaped to respect human agency, ensuring accountability of systems and the digital rights of individuals and communities.

What makes Oxford such a good place to work in AI?

Oxford has wonderful resources as well as significant gravitational pull – I appreciate how fortunate I am to work with such amazing colleagues at the forefront of AI work.

What is the biggest opportunity or challenge in AI?

There is a gulf between what society may think of as artificial intelligence and the reality of what is being developed in labs and in private companies. The danger is of either under or over-anticipating the impact of AI. I believe there is a great amount of work to do in involving the public in the realities of AI so that civil society and other stakeholders can both be cognisant of, and feed their views into, the way AI develops.

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