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USIA Fellow Prof. Mark Coeckelbergh


Prof. Mark Coeckelbergh is the Honorary / Advisory Fellow Philosophy of the United Sigma Intelligence Association (USIA).


Mark Coeckelbergh (Ph.D., University of Birmingham) is Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna since 2015. Previously he was Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK. He is an expert in ethics of technology, in particular ethics of AI and robotics.

He is Board Member and the former President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT) and contributes to several advisory bodies in the area of policy for artificial intelligence. He is member of the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence for the European Commission, member of the Austrian Council on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (Rat für Robotik) of the Austrian Federal administration BMK. He is also member of other advisory bodies including the Technical Expert Committee (TEC) for the Foundation for Responsible Robotics. He is involved in several European projects in the area of robotics and AI, as partner or as advisor.

Previously, Prof. Coeckelbergh was Managing Director of the 3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology (2012 – 2014) and Assistant Professor at the Philosophy Department of the University of Twente, The Netherlands (2007 – 2014). He has a background in philosophy and political science, and has also been engaged in artistic activities.

Mark Coeckelbergh is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Science and Engineering Ethics,  Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology, International Journal of Technoethics, the Journal of Posthuman Studies: Philosophy, Technology, Media, Kairos. Journal of Philosophy & Science, Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, and Technology & Regulation (TechReg): An international journal of law, technology and society. He is a fellow of the World Technology Network (WTN) and finalist of the 2017 World Technology Awards in the category “Ethics”. He is much in demand as a speaker internationally.

His publications include  Growing Moral Relations (2012), Human Being @ Risk (2013), Environmental Skill (2015), Money Machines (2015), New Romantic Cyborgs (2017), Using Words and Things (2017), Moved by Machines (2019), Introduction to Philosophy of Technology (2019), AI Ethics (2020) and numerous articles in the area of philosophy of technology, in particular the ethics of robotics, AI, and ICTs, in journals such as Techné, Philosophy and Technology, Science and Engineering Ethics, Ethics and Information Technology, and AI & Society. 


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