Wendell Wallach

Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow, Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI); Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Wendell Wallach is the Carnegie-Uehiro fellow at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, where he co-directs the Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI).

He is also Emeritus Chair of Technology and Ethics Studies at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, a scholar with the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, a fellow at the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technology, and a senior advisor to The Hastings Center.

Previously, Wallach was founder and president of two computer consulting companies, Farpoint Solutions and Omnia Consulting Inc. He is the author of A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control and, along with Colin Allen, he is co-author of Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong.

You can find him on Twitter, @WendellWallach

Featured Work

MAR 14, 2023 Podcast

The Battle for Your Brain, with Nita A. Farahany

Now is the moment to extend human rights to encompass cognitive rights, proposes Duke Law School's Professor Nita A. Farahany in her just-published book "The ...

FEB 23, 2023 Article

Is Humanity Risking Disaster? The Necessity of Autonomous Weapons System Governance

Expanding on themes discussed at the REAIM Summit in the Netherlands, Senior Fellow Wendell Wallach writes that humanity is risking disaster if governments don't start ...

FEB 7, 2023 Podcast

Technology Governance and the Role of Multilateralism, with Amandeep Singh Gill

In this "AIEI" podcast, Wendell Wallach and Anja Kaspersen are joined by Ambassador Amandeep Singh Gill, UN Secretary-General Guterres' envoy on technology. They discuss some ...

JAN 24, 2023 Article

Now is the Moment for a Systemic Reset of AI and Technology Governance

How can we ensure that the technologies currently being developed are used for the common good, rather than for the benefit of a select few? ...

JAN 4, 2023 Podcast

Neuroethics: An Ethics of Technology, with Dr. Joseph Fins

In this far-reaching "Artificial Intelligence & Equality" podcast, Weill Cornell's Dr. Joseph Fins discusses with Senior Fellow Wendell Wallach the hype and realities surrounding contemporary neuroscience ...

OCT 25, 2022 Article

A Manifesto on Enforcing Law in the Age of "Artificial Intelligence"

"A Manifesto on Enforcing Law in the Age of 'Artificial Intelligence'" was recently presented at a gathering in Rome, with a focus of design of ...

OCT 17, 2022 Article

Recommended "Artificial Intelligence & Equality" Podcasts for Global Ethics Day 2022

These podcasts cover many of the issues that AIEI has been focused on over the past year. On this Global Ethics Day, we encourage you ...

SEP 29, 2022 Article

Long-termism: An Ethical Trojan Horse

"Long-termism," the idea that the fate of humanity should be our top moral priority, has gained prominence recently in the writings of philosopher William MacAskill ...

AUG 30, 2022 Article

The Big Picture

From Ukraine to the U.S. Supreme Court, the news has been full of stories to get enraged about, many with connections to emerging technology. ...

AUG 18, 2022 Podcast

How Real is Virtual Reality? with David Chalmers

Might the world we live in be a simulation? Are the virtual environments being created real or illusions? What are the prospects for creating artificial ...