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Name: Edmund Terem Ugar
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About Edmund Terem Ugar

Level: PhD

Supervisors: Prof Catherine Botha (supervisor) and Prof Alex Broadbent (co-supervisor)

Title of Thesis: Developing Ethical Machine Learning Technology for Clinical Diagnosis: A Case of Facial Recognition Technology


Ugar, E.T. (2023). New Medical Technology Risk Exacerbating Inequalities. Mail&Guardian

Ugar, E.T. (2023). Re-evaluating Meaningful Work in a Quiet Quitting Era. Mail&Guardian.

Ugar, E.T. (2023) Sex Robots and the Objectification of the Human Body: A Sub-Saharan African Perspective. Arumaruka: Journal of Conversational Thinking, 3(1): 66-85, DOI:

Ugar, E.T. (2023). Effective Method of Teaching Students in the Age of AI. Mail&Guardian

Ugar E.T (2023). The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Sub-Saharan African Response. Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture, and Religions, 12(1): 33-48,

Ugar, E.T (2023). Rethinking Remote Work, Automated Technologies, Meaningful Work and the Future of Work: Making a Case for Relationality.   Philosophy and Technology, 36(32).

Ugar, E.T. & Bavaresco, A. (2023). Restoring Epistemic Credibility for Expert Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Revista de Filosofia, 40(2023):238-249.

Ugar, E.T (2023). Evidence-Based Medicine and Patient-Centred Care: A Patient’s Best Interest Analysis. Revista Opinao Filosofica, 14(2023):1-18.

Ugar, E.T. (2023). Law and Industry 4.0: Selected Perspectives on a New Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Digital Policy Studies, 1(2): 95.97.

Ugar, E.T. (Forthcoming). Towards a Human-Centred Approach to Data Extraction (Invited Contributor-Global Data Justice Project). Special Issue on Data, Law, and Decolonisation. Journal of Technology and Regulation.

Kluge, N., Galvao, C., Santos, J., Del Pino, C., Pinto, E., Barbosa, C., Massmann, D., Mambrini, R., Galvao, L., & Ugar, E.T (Forthcoming). Worldwide AI Ethics: A Review of 200 Guidelines and Recommendations for AI Governance. Patterns: Cell Press

Ugar, E.T. & Matambo, E. (2022). South Africa’s Data Sovereignty Regulations: Merits and Possible Limitations (Policy Brief 2). Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg Centre for African China Studies.

Ugar E.T. & Matambo, E. (2022). China’s Digital Security Law: Prospects and Recommendations (Policy Brief 1). Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg Centre for African China Studies.

Ugar, E.T. (2022). Remember Me: Memory and Forgetting in the Digital Age. Journal of Ethics and Emerging Technologies 32(1):1-6.

Ugar, E.T. (2022). “Artificial Intelligence and African Normative Accounts of Personhood” De Oliveira, Tauchen, and Castanheira,N (eds.), Bioethics, Neuroethics, & AI Ethics in a Post-Pandemic World. Porto Alegre: Editora Fundação Fenix. Pp. 87-112.

Ugar E.T. (2022). The Epistemic Usefulness of Race in Approximating Disease in Medical Genetics. Revista Opiniao Filosofica 13(2022):1-17.

Ugar, E. (Under Review). South Africa’s Xenophobia: A Call for an Ubuntu-Centred Intra-African Migration. (Special Issue). Global Justice: Theory, Practice, and Rhetoric.



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