Oxford-Berlin Early Career Colloquium

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Oxford-Berlin Early Career Colloquium

Postdoctoral research fellows Dr Charlotte Unruh and Dr Linda Eggert, along with Dr Luise Muller hosted a two-day workshop on the 8th and 9th December at Freie Universitat Berlin. 

A write up of this event is now available to read here.

Overview of schedule

Friday, December 8, 2023

09:30am - Welcome & Introduction


Digital Manipulation and Domination

Shannon Brick (Georgetown)

Comment: Ted Lechterman (IE)


The Structure of Normativity and Hard Choices in AI Decision Making

Atay Kozlovski (Zurich)

Comment: Linda Eggert (Oxford

12-1pm - Break


Interrogating Authenticity as a Norm for Online Speech

Megan Hyska (Northwestern) & Mike Barnes (ANU)

Comment: Rob Reich (Stanford)


Algorithmic Monoculture and Systematic Exclusion

Kathleen Creel (Northeastern)

Comment: Max Kiener (Hamburg)

3-3:30pm - Break


Ethical Design of Social Robot Nudgers

Stefano Caboli (Minho)

Comment: Inken Titz (Bochum)


Keynote: Normative Metacognition in People and AI

Vincent Muller (Nurnberg-Erlangen)

Saturday, December 9, 2023


Brain-Computer Interfaces and the Illiteracy Metric

Marion Boulicault (Edinburgh)

Comment: Thomas Grote (Tubingen)


Automation and the Aftermath of Meaningful Work

Jared Parmer (Aachen)

Comment: Kate Vredenbergh (LSE)

12-1pm: Break


Panel Discussion: Challenges of Generative AI

Questions: How will generative AI change your field? What ethical problems does generative AI pose? How can we deal with them? What opportunities does generative AI bring? What are positive examples and use cases? 

Roman Lipski (Artist, Quantum Blur Art)
Ruth Starkman (tech ethics educator, Stanford)
Fabian Stelzer (CEO, glif)
Martha Kunicki (CEO, Theatre im Zimmer)
Sebastian Wild (Freelance editor, Munich)

2:45-3pm - Concluding thoughts and farewell


Hosted by

Dr Charlotte Unruh

Dr Charlotte Unruh  is an Early Career Research Fellow at the Institute and a non-stipendiary research fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Charlotte’s research focuses on AI ethics wellbeing. Charlotte previously was a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Munich after completing a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Southampton, a MRes in Philosophy at the University of Reading, and a BA in Philosophy and Politics at Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg.

Dr Linda Eggert

Dr Linda Eggert is an Early Career Fellow in Philosophy. Linda’s work spans topics in moral, political, and legal philosophy, and mainly addresses issues in normative and practical ethics and theories of justice. Linda is especially interested in duties to rescue and the ethics of other-defence, issues in non-consequentialist ethics, and global and rectificatory justice. Linda’s work also explores how these areas bear on the ethics of artificial intelligence and digital technology. Linda is particularly interested in the ethics of delegating to AI; in whether we have a moral right not to be subject to fully automated decision-making in certain contexts; in how human rights and democratic values should shape what technologies we create and deploy; and in the ethics of military applications of AI. 

Before joining the Institute for Ethics in AI, Linda was an Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow at the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University, a Fellow-in-Residence with the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a Technology & Human Rights Fellow with Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. In 2023, Linda was appointed to an Associate Professorship of Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy, which she will take up in 2024. Linda completed her DPhil at Oxford in 2021.

Luise Muller

Luise Muller is a postdoctoral researcher (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the philosophy department of Freie Universität Berlin. Before that, Luise was visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessorin) at Humboldt-Universität and Universität Hamburg.

Luise teaches mainly in political & moral philosophy and practical ethics. Current themes in her work are relational egalitarianism, emerging technologies, animal justice, (human) rights, political legitimacy, punishment, and international criminal justice. 

Luise co-edits the Zeitschrift für philosophische Literatur, a peer-reviewed open access online journal specializing in German-language reviews of academic philosophy books.