Thinking about Trust: People, Process, and Place

Stephen Marsh, Tosan Atele-Williams, Anirban Basu, Natasha Dwyer, Peter R Lewis, Hector Miller-Bakewell, Jeremy Pitt

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This brief paper is about trust. It explores the phenomenon from various angles, with the implicit assumptions that trust can be measured in some ways, that trust can be compared and rated, and that trust is of worth when we consider entities from data, through artificial intelligences, to humans, with side trips along the way to animals. It explores trust systems and trust empowerment as opposed to trust enforcement, the creation of trust models, applications of trust, and the reasons why trust is of worth. [Abstract copyright: © 2020 The Authors.]
Original languageEnglish
Article number100039
JournalPatterns (New York, N.Y.)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2020

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© 2020 The Authors. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (


  • artificial intelligence
  • data
  • people
  • trust
  • trust empowerment
  • trustworthiness


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