Scientist: Jack Stilgoe

Jack Stilgoe,Senior Lecturer in Social Studies of Science at University College London

Dr Jack Stilgoe is a Senior Lecturer in Social Studies of Science at University College London. He has spent his professional life in the overlap between science policy research and science policy practice, first at UCL’s department of Science and Technology Studies, then at the think tank Demos, the Royal Society and the University of Exeter.
He has published and presented his academic and policy research to audiences around the world. Working with academics, policymakers, the media and others, he has helped advance debates on emerging technologies, public engagement with science, the use of expert advice and the value of innovation.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jack Stilgoe about autonomous cars

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jack Stilgoe about autonomous cars

I think the uptake of self-driving cars at scale will require substantial changes to behaviours, infrastructures and the rules of the road, as well as improvements in the technology inside the cars.

Autonomous cars : will roads be safer if algorithms replace human drivers?

Autonomous cars : will roads be safer if algorithms replace human drivers?

Research on autonomous cars has received a boost from the European Parliament, but the technology still raises many questions. Can it be safe and ethical? Will it totally eliminate the need for human drivers? And, of course: when will this happen?