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

MAY 9, 2022 Podcast

Any Progress in Building Moral Machines? with Colin Allen

Much has been said about the inability of tech and AI developers to grapple with ethical theory and inherent tension. Similarly, philosophers are often criticized ...

FEB 18, 2022 Article

The Techno-Military-Industrial-Academic Complex

The Harvard Strike in the spring of 1969 emerged out of what we students perceived as the university’s complicity in the Vietnam War. After Harvard ...

FEB 17, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 5: The AI (De-)Legitimation & Distribution Crises

Humanity has entered an inflection point in human history. The convergence of crises caused by climate change, pandemics, structural inequality, and destabilizing technologies all contribute ...

FEB 10, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 4: Justice, Fairness, & Equal Opportunity

To date, much attention has been directed at ways in which AI can reinforce existing forms of bias including those around race, gender, and disabilities ...

FEB 3, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 3: AI’s role in altering the human condition and what it means to be human

The current AI discourse revolves around a core question: Will the human condition be improved through AI, or will AI transform the human condition in ...

JAN 27, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 2: Defining AI & Equality

Artificial Intelligence is a contested term. Generally, it refers to the simulation of human cognitive capabilities (discrete forms of intelligence) by machines. However, there has ...

JAN 20, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 1: Navigating the promise and peril of technological innovation

In mapping AI and equality, it is helpful to develop broad categories that highlight distinct trajectories showing how AI impacts people and their relationships with ...

JAN 5, 2022 Podcast

"That Wasn't My Intent": Re-envisioning Ethics in the Information Age, with Shannon Vallor

In this episode of the "Artificial Intelligence & Equality" podcast, Senior Fellow Wendell Wallach sits down with Professor Shannon Vallor to discuss how to reenvision ethics ...

DEC 9, 2021 Podcast

Ethics, Governance, and Emerging Technologies: A Conversation with the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G) and Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI)

Emerging technologies with global impact are creating new ungoverned spaces at a rapid pace. In this critical moment, frameworks and approaches to govern these technologies, ...

NOV 10, 2021 Article

Why Are We Failing at the Ethics of AI?

As you read this, AI systems and algorithmic technologies are being embedded and scaled far more quickly than existing governance frameworks (i.e., the rules ...