Video and Audio Material Related to PERITIA
Through the duration of the project, PERITIA will produce a series of videos and podcasts. In addition, our investigators frequently appear on videos or podcasts in other contexts, providing a rich source for discussions on policy, expertise and trust.

Trust in a Changing World

Videos of the PERITIA Inaugural Symposium hosted by University College Dublin (UCD) on 2 March 2020. The event brought together leading scholars in the field to discuss trust in and the trustworthiness of policy related expert opinion in today’s changing world.

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Ireland’s experiments in deliberative democracy | David Farrell

Governing trust in a digital platform society | José van Dijck

The Perils of Perception | Bobby Duffy

Experts and the environment: Some reflections | Susan Owens

Trust & Trustworthiness in Artificial Intelligence | Judith Simon

Is there a loss of trust(worthiness) in science?

In February 2018, ALLEA gathered together scholars from European academies of sciences and humanities at the British Academy in London. They discussed the notions of the alleged loss of trust in research and evidence, its underlying causes, and questions on how valid knowledge can and should be acquired and communicated.

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Is there a loss of trust(worthiness) in science? | ALLEA Working Group Truth, Trust and Expertise

Is there a loss of trust in expertise? | Onora O’Neill | Part 1/2 

Is there a loss of trust in expertise? Onora O’Neill | Part 2/2

How can science gain public trust? | Onora O’Neill

How new forms of media and communication challenge trust in expertise | José van Dijck

How new forms of media and communication challenge trust in expertise | Luke Drury

How can science gain public trust? | Susan Owens

Why we need a debate on trust in science | Göran Hermerén

Why we need a debate on trust in science | Helen Wallace

When Experts Disagree | Video Gallery

When Experts Disagree (WEXD) is comparative study of peer disagreement in the natural sciences and its effect on policy decisions. In a series of videos recorded at various conferences, scholars aim to answer the following questions:

  • What are the best ways to understand and deal with peer disagreement among scientific experts who advise policy makers on politically and economically sensive areas such as climate change?
  • What are the optimal strategies for choosing and trusting one set of expert opinion over a dissenting one?
  • What is the impact of disagreement among scientific experts on policy decisions as well as on the formation of public opinion?
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What we don't understand about trust. | TED talk by Onora O'Neill

“The aim [in society] is to have more trust. Well frankly, I think that’s a stupid aim,” says Onora O’Neill in her TED talk, What we don’t understand about trust. She argues that the aim to build more trust is a cliché, and instead what we need is more trustworthiness. Here O’Neill gives a more nuanced picture of how to trust more intelligently, based on her criteria for trustworthiness.

A Question of Trust | BBC Reith Lectures by Onora O'Neill

PERITIA Advisory Board Chair Onora O’Neill challenges current approaches to accountability, explores how we place trust and re-examines questions of press freedom in the BBC Reith Lectures.

5 Episodes:

  1. Spreading Suspicion
  2. Trust and Terror
  3. Called to Account
  4. Trust and Transparency
  5. Licence to Deceive
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