My work focuses on topics at the intersection of politics, philosophy, and technology. At the moment, I am particularly interested in the array of technologies, systems and ideas that fall under the term ‘artificial intelligence’.
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 am a Mozilla fellow, hosted by the digital rights NGO, Access Now, in Brussels. For the duration of my fellowship, I will be working on a project 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, and my not-so-frequently-updated blog to see what I’ve been thinking about.
Recent Blog Posts:
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 … Continue reading Quote in Politico analysis of EU whitepapers
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 … Continue reading Quote in article from Quartz on EU Data Strategy
I got a brief mention in this BBC article on the EU’S new AI whitepaper: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51559010 Beyond what’s quoted here, I also discussed the fact that we can’t really have the ‘broad European debate’ on this technology unless we hold off on installing the infrastructure that enables it. If we’ve got local governments signing contracts … Continue reading Quote in BBC article on EU’s AI Whitepaper