about me

My work focuses on topics at the intersection of politics, philosophy, and technology. I am particularly interested in the array of technologies, systems and ideas that fall under the term ‘artificial intelligence’.

I work as a policy analyst for the the digital rights NGO, Access Now, in Brussels, where I focus on issues related to AI, data protection, and augmented and virtual reality.

I have a PhD in philosophy from KU Leuven in Belgium, where I am also an associated researcher and member of the Working Group on Philosophy of Technology. From October 2019 to July 2020, I was a Mozilla fellow, hosted by Access Now. For my fellowship, I developed the website aimyths.org to debunk myths and reframe narratives about AI.

Check out my projects page to see what I’m up to (or have been up to), the talks page to hear what I’ve been ranting about.

Recent Blog Posts:

Access Now submission to the EU consultation on the AI whitepaper

Check out the submission from myself and Fanny Hidvégi from Access Now to the European Commission’s ‘White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – A European Approach.’ As well as contributing via the online consultation form, we have put together an additional document outlining our six key recommendations: We must not promote the indiscriminate uptake of artificial…

Quote in Politico analysis of EU whitepapers

I was quoted by Politico in their analysis of the EU’s new whitepapers & strategies: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/19/europes-big-tech-vision-fizzles-to-life-116121 “On the other hand, Mozilla’s Daniel Leufer called the plans “disappointingly, if predictably, weak on facial recognition/ ai-powered biometrics. It acknowledges that the biometric processing involved is illegal and poses a threat to fundamental rights, yet only calls for…

Quote in article from Quartz on EU Data Strategy

Quartz reached out to me for a comment on the EU’s new data strategy for this article: The full comment from myself and my colleague Estelle Massé at Access Now is below: “Contrary to what Commissioner Breton said, the EU did not lose the so-called battle on personal data. In building the digital single market…