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

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 ...

OCT 19, 2021 Article

Are You Actually Interested in the Ethics of AI

Ethical principles are broad and general, while every individual application of artificial intelligence (AI) is concrete and specific. How to operationalize ethical principles in practice ...

OCT 8, 2021 Podcast

The Promise & Peril of AI & Human Systems Engineering, with Mary "Missy" Cummings

In this episode of the "Artificial Intelligence and Equality Initiative" podcast, Senior Fellows Anja Kaspersen and Wendell Wallach are joined by former U.S. Navy ...

OCT 6, 2021 Podcast

Procuring & Embedding AI Systems in the Public Sector, with Rumman Chowdhury & Mona Sloane

In this episode of the "Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative" podcast, Senior Fellows Anja Kaspersen and Wendell Wallach are joined by Mona Sloane, research scientist and ...

MAY 26, 2021 Podcast

Creative Reflections on the History & Role of AI Ethics, with Wendell Wallach

How is the new global digital economy taking form? What are the trade-offs? Who are the stakeholders? How do we build “participatory intelligence”? In this ...

APR 19, 2021 Podcast

ICGAI: Meaningful Inclusivity in Governing the AI Revolution

Don't miss Session 2 of the International Congress for the Governance of Artificial Intelligence (ICGAI) online speaker series! This event focused on "Meaningful Inclusivity in Governing ...

MAR 29, 2021 Podcast

ICGAI Catalyzing Cooperation: Working Together Across AI Governance Initiatives

This is the kick-off event for the International Congress for the Governance of Artificial Intelligence (ICGAI) online speaker series. This first event is focused on "...

The Javits New York Medical Station, March 31, 2020. CREDIT: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:JNYMS_Operations_(5).jpg">US Navy/Barry Riley (Public Domain)</a>

FEB 8, 2021 Podcast

Pandemic Ethics: Where Do We Go from Here?

The pandemic has made us all shockingly aware of the way that a highly infectious disease exposes the moral frailties of our social systems. In ...

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JAN 27, 2021 Podcast

Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics, with Juan Enriquez

Many shifts in the right vs. wrong pendulum are affected by advances in technology. In his new book "Right/Wrong," Juan Enriquez reflects on the ...