Dr. Davis's research is broadly in applied ethics, with a current focus on ethical issues surrounding the use of big data technologies by institutions that are typically thought to have justified claims to the use of force—in particular, the criminal justice system, police departments, and the military. His research explores a range of moral challenges posed by the increasing use of algorithms by these institutions, such as the impact on trust and institutional legitimacy, whether specific actors are morally justified in relying on these systems within these institutional structures, and what factors can and should be incorporated into these predictive systems.
- Ph.D, Philosophy, University of Toronto
- B.A. (Honors), Philosophy, University of Missouri