Company: Yale University
Title: Consultant, Ethicist, & Scholar
Wendell Wallach is a senior advisor to The Hastings Center. He is also a scholar, consultant, and author at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, where he has chaired Technology and Ethics studies for the past eleven years. His latest book, a primer on emerging technologies, is entitled, A Dangerous Master: How to keep technology from slipping beyond our control (BASIC Books). In addition, he co-authored (with Colin Allen, Indiana University) Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong (OUP), which mapped the then new field of enquiry variously called machine ethics, machine morality, computational morality, or friendly AI. The eight volume Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies (edited by Wallach) was published by Routledge in Winter 2017.Mr. Wallach has an international reputation as an expert on the ethical and governance concerns posed by emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence and neuroscience. He has been interviewed and often quoted in news media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, PBS NewsHour and The Nightly Business Report. In 2014, he received the World Technology Award for Ethics and in 2015 for Journalism and Media, as well as a Fulbright Research Chair at the University of Ottawa in 2015-2016. The World Economic Forum has appointed Mr. Wallach co-chair of its Global Future Council on Technology, Values, and Policy for the 2016-2018 term. During the winter of 2018 he will be a visiting professor at Santa Clara University.