Arthur Holland Michel

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow; AIEI Board of Advisors

Arthur Holland Michel is a senior fellow at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He is the founder of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College and was its co-director from 2012-2020. More recently, he served as a researcher on the security and technology team at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.

Michel's research and writing focus on artificial intelligence, drones and other emerging security and surveillance technologies. His work has appeared in a wide range of popular, academic and policy outlets, and he is currently engaged in research initiatives with the International Committee of the Red Cross and Chatham House. His first book, Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All, was published in June 2019.

You can find him on Twitter, @WriteArthur.

Featured Work

FEB 14, 2024 Video

Mapping the Impact of Data Fusion on Freedom, Security, and Human Rights

This panel discussion, moderated by Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel, explores the impact of data fusion and examines ethical questions around its development and use.

DEC 1, 2023 Podcast

Keeping Tech Ethics Grounded: A Discussion with Stephanie Hare

In this discussion with Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel, researcher and author Stephanie Hare describes the fundamental dimensions of technology ethics.

OCT 26, 2023 Podcast

Tales from the Hype Beat: A Discussion with AI Reporter Will Knight

In this discussion with Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel, Wired senior writer Will Knight reflects on a busy decade of reporting on artificial intelligence.

OCT 18, 2022 Video

Six Questions for New Surveillance Tech, with Arthur Holland Michel

For Global Ethics Day, Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel looks at issues connected to emerging technology and privacy. How will these systems be used? How ...

JUN 30, 2022 Podcast

Emerging Technology & the War in Ukraine, with Arthur Holland Michel

In this "Global Ethics Review" podcast, Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel discusses facial recognition systems, loitering munitions, and drones in the context of Russia's invasion ...

APR 12, 2022 Podcast

Surveillance Tech's Infinite Loop of Harms, with Chris Gilliard

In this discussion with Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel, Chris Gilliard explains why the arc of surveillance technology and novel AI bends toward failures that ...

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APR 21, 2021 Podcast

The Societal Limits of AI Ethics

In recent years, the discussion on "AI ethics" has succeeded in mainstreaming key principles to limit the risks that would otherwise arise from the unrestricted ...

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DEC 17, 2020 Podcast

The Technical Limits of AI Ethics

In recent years, the global discussion on "AI ethics" has succeeded in mainstreaming key principles to limit the risks that would otherwise arise from the ...

JUN 8, 2020 Podcast

Mysterious Machines: The Road Ahead for AI Ethics in International Security, with Arthur Holland Michel

The last decade has witnessed a vibrant public discussion about how to safely, ethically, and legally integrate complex artificial intelligence (AI) into modern life, particularly ...

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APR 20, 2020 Podcast

Ethics, Surveillance, & the Coronavirus Pandemic, with Arthur Holland Michel

As U.S. states and European nations contemplate how to end the COVID-19 quarantine, Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel discusses all aspects of surveillance and ...