Kyle van Oosterum is a doctoral candidate in philosophy and member of the Institute for Ethics in AI. Previously, he completed an MPhil in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and an MA in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews.
Kyle’s research focuses on theories within political philosophy and how they provide a framework for thinking about how to mitigate the problem of social media echo chambers which are mediated by opaque machine learning algorithms. In exploring how political philosophy applies to this contemporary problem, he hopes to reflect not only on the relevance these ideas have for a timely problem, but also on what this problem itself makes salient about our moral and political theorizing.
His other interests include the philosophy of conspiracy theorizing, consent in biomedical research and abstract questions about practical reason.