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Alice Thwaite in Berlin


Technology Ethicist and Philosopher

Experienced Keynote Speaker 

Experienced Technology Specialist on News Media, Podcasts, Radio & Television

WINNER of Outstanding Achievements and Research Contributions to AI Ethics Award - CogX 2022

100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics - 2022 List

FINALIST: Impact Shakers Awards 2021

Alice has an MSc from the Oxford Internet Institute and an MA Cantab in History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University. 

As a freelancer, she consults on a wide range of issues. Recent projects include;

  • An ethical assessment with the Centre of Improving Data Collaboration at NHSX .

  • Establishing equity principles at the intersection of digital, climate and health with the Wellcome Trust.

  • Evaluating how assurance schemes can enable trust in privacy enhancing technologies.

Alice regularly appears on reputable podcasts and national television to discuss issues related to technology and society. Recent appearances have included Al-Jazeera and BBC News.


Occasionally, she writes investigative and opinion pieces for media outlets like Tortoise Media, Quartz, and Open Democracy. She's a keynote speaker, who has been invited to speak on 3 continents in front of small & large audiences.

Alice leads an organisation called the Echo Chamber Club which seeks to improve democratic information environments. The ECC organises a quarterly meet up at Newspeak House in East London, where we invite CEOs, professors, heads of think-tanks and prominent journalists to give short provocations, followed by conversation and networking. We also look to produce reports on the philosophy of the public sphere.

Alice is also part of a number of not-for-profit networks dedicated to improving how technology impacts democracy & society.


Highlighted Projects and Articles

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Tech Ethics workshops for professionals

I'm working to build a modular tech ethics course for professionals which is accessible, affordable and flexible. I currently run 3 public workshops with accompanying seminars and private tuition on 3 subjects.

  • Ethics by Design - Overview and Human Rights

  • Ethics of AI and Algorithms

  • Privacy, Democracy and Technology

Net worthy: How to get budget and buy-in for tech ethics

This manual shows professionals how to win budget and buy-in for tech ethics. It has tactics, step-by-step guides and even an ethics ROI calculator

The words we use in data and why it matters

We partnered with Defend Digital Me and The Warren Youth Project to consider how the metaphors we attach to data impacts UK policy. Our starting point is the influence of common metaphorical language: how does the way we talk about data affect our understanding of it? In turn, how does this inform policy choices?

Polarisation in a digital age

This report details my views on how we can be different and still get along. It views the subject of polarisation through the lens of language, identity and power, and offers some tangible guidelines for technologists who want to build non-polarising products.

The imperatives of mutual recognition

A lot of my work looks at the question: "how can we be different and still get along?" One of my answers is by using the principles of recognition. Read my Feb 2019 article on the subject in Open Democracy.

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Contact Me

Please contact me if you would like to book me to speak at your event or if you are interested in my services as a technology consultant. For all media inquiries, please provide detailed information regarding the show and episode and the topic of focus. Thank you.

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Currently living in London, UK.

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