Professor Sylvie Delacroix

The University of Birmingham

Professor Delacroix focuses on the intersection between law and ethics, with a particular interest in Machine Ethics and Agency. Her research seeks to bridge the gap between ongoing work into the non-cognitive roots of ethical agency – including habits and the assumptions currently presiding over the design of both decision-support and `autonomous’ systems meant for professional or morally-loaded contexts. Delacroix is a Professor in Law and Ethics at The University of Birmingham, and is also a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. She also researches the effect of personalised profiling and ambient computing on our ability to trigger change in our social practices. Professor Delacroix’s work has notably been funded by the Wellcome Trust, the NHS and the Leverhulme Trust, from whom she received the Leverhulme Prize in 2010. 

Professor Delacroix was one of three appointed commissioners on the Public Policy Commission on the use of algorithms in the justice system (Law Society of England and Wales), which released its report on 04th June 2019. 

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