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Fabio Tollon


I am currently a doctoral candidate in Philosophy at Bielefeld University. I have a BA PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics), Honours (Philosophy), and an MA (Philosophy), all from Stellenbosch University.

I am a philosopher of technology. I believe that the development of AI, as a nascent and disruptive technology, will fundamentally change our moral landscape. It is therefore essential that we have a robust meta-ethical grounding in our approach to the ethics of AI. Without rigorous conceptual apparatus we will be lost in our ethical analysis of these emergent and ubiquitous artificial systems.

I am currently also part of the research training group GRK 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research”, funded by the German Research Foundation. My research focuses on the potential for technology to embody moral values, and whether these systems could be moral agents and/or moral patients, and what this could mean for scientists developing and using such systems