Tallinn University of Technology

The lab will employ eye-tracking and EEG/fNIRS technologies. Eye-tracking captures the eye movements, which helps to analyze visual attention, while EEG/fNIRS records the electrical activity of the human brain. These technologies allow the researchers to discover at least next fields, but are not limited to these:

  1. How to improve the usability of e-governance tools, based on the views of a diverse user community?
  2. How are the moral decisions of autonomous vehicle algorithms perceived, understood and interacted with?
  3. What marketing elements capture the eye of the consumer?

Mission and Vision of the lab

The aim of the project is to create a software and hardware infrastructure for the School of Business and Governance and the necessary competence for the cognitive assessment of the social, economic and legal effects of artificial intelligence. To this end, specific software and hardware needs are mapped within the School of Business and Governance, hardware and software necessary for cognitive research are acquired, and trainings for conducting experimental cognitive research in the master's and doctoral curricula of the Faculty of Economics are conducted. The artificial intelligence impact assessment laboratory (including software and hardware) established within the framework of the project is the basis for further research in the assessment of artificial intelligence impacts and in the writing of interdisciplinary publications and project applications.

Ongoing projects:

  1. NordForsk "Critical understanding on predictive policing".


Funder of this project:

Tallinn University of Technology development project: SS438MN "Establishment of a laboratory for cognitive research to assess the social, economic and legal impacts of artificial intelligence (1.01.2020−31.12.2020)"


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