Dr. Jean-François uses behavioral science to understand how AI can be a moral agent, a moral patient, or a moral proxy. That is, he studies how humans want to be treated by intelligent machines, how they behave toward intelligent machines, and how they act through intelligent machines to do things to each other.

Chiara Longoni (Assistant Professor of Marketing, Boston University).

Dr. Longoni conducts interdisciplinary research on (i) the social impact of Artificial Intelligence and technology (ii) sustainability, (iii) consumer and societal welfare. She specialises in issues related to medical decision making, sustainability in consumer and firm behavior, and messaging to promote consumer and societal well-being.


Azim Shariff (Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia)

Dr. Shariff is a social psychologist whose research focuses on where morality intersects with religion, cultural attitudes and economics. Another rapidly expanding part of his research looks at human-technology interactions and the ethics of automation, including self-driving cars. He is the principal investigator of the Centre for Applied Moral Psychology Lab.


John Danaher (Senior Lecturer of Law, University of Galway).

Dr. Danaher’s research interests are in the areas of legal philosophy, emerging technologies and the future of human society. He is the author of Automation and Utopia: Human Flourishing in a World Without Work (Harvard University Press, 2019) and the coeditor of Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications (MIT Press 2017).