Ethics in Technology Assessment (ETA)

Safeguard your stakeholders

We offer an independent assessment of your digital conduct and processes. ETA benchmarks the current state of digital ethics in the organisation, and identifies strengths and weaknesses to help you address risks and become a digitally ethical brand.

How it works

Over six weeks, we collect information about your approach to ethics in technology. Using our ETA framework, we analyse the information to produce a report with our assessment of your current state, as well as short- and long-term recommendations to address the key areas that present risks.

What this means for your business

The business will get an actionable and impartial assessment of where you are in your journey to being a digitally ethical business, as well as the clarity on what to do to improve and/or mitigate risks.​

Ethical oversights can ravage your bottom line

Technology can bring vast efficiency gains by enabling firms and employees make sense of large amounts of data. But this can all be undone by reputational damage, regulatory breaches and canned projects caused by crucial ethical oversights.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) advisor Kit Ahweyevu spoke to us about safeguarding inclusion, belonging, and equality in AI.
Why ethics must go deeper than high-level principles

Achieving ethical harmony in technology is much more than a box-ticking exercise. There are blanket universal values we can all agree upon, for example the EU’s ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI.

But ethics must go deeper than compliance or high-level principles, to the very root of your company, your values and the industry in which you operate.

Getting a handle on the specific ethical quandaries associated with your stakeholders takes more than lip service to basic human rights. This is work that must be put in upfront – otherwise the flaws in your design will come back to bite you.

Reevaluate your ethical approach to tech with our new Ethics in Technology Assessment
This year has provided an almost constant stream of controversies to remind businesses of the crucial importance of their ethical approach to technology. When oversights are made in the early design and build stage, or in maintenance and reporting, hidden ethical and operational costs reveal themselves further down the line.  
A-level algorithm highlights the importance of human-centric AI
The A-level algorithmic debacle has demonstrated the importance of a human-centric approach to AI. Statistical models often feed on large-scale historical trends and reflect them in data patterns – in this case, the higher performance of typically wealthier schools. New research by UCL’s Institute of Education found that 23% of comprehensive school students were under-predicted by […]
Katie Gibbs on ethical AI design at Big Data London
Catch up on Head of Consulting Katie Gibbs’ Big Data London 2020 keynote, breaking down a year of algorithmic controversies and offering tips on how to improve the ethics of machine learning projects.
Exploring the new normal
We undertook a four-week consulting programme to complement Taylor Vinters’ lockdown strategy review, by taking a broad look at the organisation and identifying opportunities to improve resilience and agility, in the short term and longer term. The programme included staff and leadership team interviews, statistical analysis, and diagnosis of key areas of disconnect across the business.
“One of the great things about working with Emergence is that they become part of your team. They don’t work in a silo. As a result, they really consider the cultural impact that technological change will bring and take into account how best to manage this.”
  • Ed Turner
  • Taylor Vinters CEO
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