Vinous joined techUK as Head of Policy working to develop and deliver policies to make the UK the best place to start, scale and base tech businesses. She also works on wider issues around digital strategy, skills, data ethics and the future of work.
Prior to joining techUK Vinous worked as Adviser on Home Affairs and Justice in the UK Parliament and previously in European Union delegations in Morocco and Thailand where she worked on issues such as Human Rights and Democratisation.
• The impact of automation and new technologies on the future of work has sparked a great deal of debate – often driven by extremes of either utopian or dystopian futures based on the premise that ‘robots’ have taken all of our jobs/removed the need for them. Vinous’ overarching aim for the policy fellowship is to look beyond the short-term analysis of this issue and explore the moral and societal opportunities and challenges of automation.
• Automation and new technologies such as artificial intelligence have also raised a number of ethical questions that she would be interested to explore and gain a better theoretical understanding of frameworks within which these questions could be considered.
• Finally, Vinous would hope the policy fellowship would allow her to better understand the work happening in academia and cutting-edge research and thinking in this space.