When you discover that Prof. Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh has authored books with titles such as The Metaphysics of Autonomy, Human Being @ Risk, Growing Moral Relations, Money Machines, and New Romantic Cyborgs, you know you are dealing with an expert in areas such as ethics, ICT, robotics, and artificial intelligence.
Coeckelbergh is currently Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at the University of Vienna and President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. He is also a member of various entities that support policy building in the area of robotics and artificial intelligence. These include the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence and the Austrian Council on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Previous positions include Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK, and Managing Director of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology.
With AI becoming omnipresent and ultra-powerful, and throwing up a kaleidoscope of ethical issues, it’s no surprise that Coeckelbergh is an in-demand speaker. Topics he has recently addressed include AI and Climate Change, The Ethics of AI, The Ethics of Robotics, and Wild AI and Tame Humans. and& is looking forward to witnessing Coeckelbergh’s sharp mind address these cutting edge issues.