ETEG Organizers

  • Arzu Formánek
  • Dilara Gudmunsen
  • Zach Gudmunsen
  • Diego Morales
  • Fabio Tollon

Past Organizers

  • Gabriela Arriagada Bruneau
  • Ori Freiman
PhD Researcher at University of Vienna

BSc in Mathematics, MA in Philosophy

I’m doing my PhD in University of Vienna (in Forms of Normativity-FoNTI Project).

My research is on our social and moral relations to robots with a focus on our social cognition of them--from a cognitive scientific perspective.

I argue that there are certain sufficient reasons for social robots to be given an indirect moral standing (patiency, moral consideration). That is, it matters to us how we treat robots, although it doesn’t and cannot matter to robots. And I derive reasons for this indirect status from the nature of our social cognition, the way we come-to-be and maintain-to-be social beings and how this mechanism work in our cognition of sociality of robots.

My supervisors are Mark Coeckelbergh and Mark Bickhard, and my advisor is Sven Nyholm. More information about my research can be found here.

PhD Researcher at CEU

I am a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the Central European University (CEU Vienna). My research interests are the philosophy of artificial intelligence (AI), the evolutionary approach to agency and moral agency, emotions, and moral responsibility. My PhD dissertation is to argue for the claim that emotions are necessary for AIs to meet the criteria of moral agency. See my CEU profile for more information on my project: 

PhD Researcher at University of Leeds

I am a final year PhD candidate at the University of Leeds. I work in the philosophy of artificial intelligence, particularly machine ethics and biological evolution. My PhD project argues that artificial agents need to be subject to natural selection to be moral agents. My general research interests are in philosophy of mind, epistemology, and applied ethics.

PhD Researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

I am a Doctoral Researcher in the Philosophy & Ethics Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). My main research interests include Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, and their intersections. I particularly enjoy exploring deep questions about our minds, knowledge, and thinking capacities, and how answers to these issues inform our current research on AI. In addition to working in these fields, I have broad interests in Analytic Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, and discussions about Metaphilosophy.

Before joining the Philosophy & Ethics Group at TU/e, I obtained a MA in Philosophy and Cognitive Studies from the Language and Mind Programme at the Università degli Studi di Siena, in Italy. Prior to that, I studied in my home country, Chile, where I obtained a BA in Philosophy and a BA in Law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

I my free time, you may usually find me playing video games, reading a novel, or binge watching series.

PhD Researcher at Bielefeld University

I am a final year PhD candidate at Bielefeld University. I work in the ethics of AI, in particular on questions concerning responsibility and agency. In my PhD I argue that AI-systems do not necessarily present us with anything new (philosophically) but that they do offer us an interesting opportunity to reexamine our concepts. My general interests are in philosophy of mind, philosophy of free will, and applied ethics. 

PhD Researcher at University of Leeds

MSc in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh. BA in Philosophy, Pontific Catholic University of Chile.

I (she/they) am a fourth year PhD student in Philosophy of AI & Data Ethics at the University of Leeds (UK), Inter-disciplinary Applied Ethics Centre  & Leeds Institute for Data Analysis.

My main research interest is Data Ethics. My thesis develops an Ethical Framework for Bias and Fairness in Data Science, by conceptually re-engineering these notions. I am also interested in issues about explainability, interpretability, causal frameworks, and AI and feminism.

In my free time I like playing videogames and doing fitness training!

Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Ethics of AI Lab at the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics. 

My current research deals with the theoretical foundations of collective epistemology. I argue against an inherent anthropocentric assumption that leaves AIs out of the epistemological and ethical analysis. Additionally, I study the concept of trust in the context of a 'trustworthy AI' and its relation to self-regulation practices and policymaking.


I have submitted my dissertation, The Role of Knowledge in the Formation of Trust in Technologies, to the Graduate Program in Science, Technology and Society at Bar-Ilan University. Before that, I gained professional experience as a researcher of governance mechanisms in distributed systems and completed an MA in Library and Information Studies. My academic education is rooted in analytic philosophy (BA). 


More information about me and my research can be found here.