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

NOV 13, 2020 Podcast

AI as a Tool for Workers' Empowerment, with Christina J. Colclough

Following up on the AI & Equality Initiative's first webinar on artificial intelligence and the future of work, Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow Wendell Wallach and Dr. Christina Colclough, ...

OCT 20, 2020 Podcast

AI, the Future of Work, & 21st Century Challenges for the Social Contract, with James Manyika

Can artificial intelligence (AI) be deployed in ways that enhance equality, or will these systems exacerbate existing structural inequalities and create new ones? In this ...

MAY 22, 2020 Podcast

Agile Global Governance, Artificial Intelligence, & Public Health, with Wendell Wallach

The rapid development of emerging technologies like AI signaled a new inflection point in human history, accompanied by calls for agile international governance. With the ...

MAR 7, 2019 Podcast

Global Ethics Weekly: AI Governance & Ethics, with Wendell Wallach

Wendell Wallach, consultant, ethicist, and scholar at the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, discusses some of the current issues in artificial intelligence (AI), including his ...

L to R: David Roscoe, Bart Selman, Francesca Rossi, Stuart Russell, Wendell Wallach. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

DEC 7, 2018 Podcast

Control and Responsible Innovation of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence's potential for doing good and creating benefits is almost boundless, but equally there is a potential for doing great harm. This panel discusses ...

MAY 17, 2018 Transcript

Moral Machines, with Wendell Wallach

Can artificial agents make moral decisions? Do we want them to make moral decisions? When? For what? If so, whose ethics, whose values, are going ...

DEC 1, 2016 Podcast

Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Pros, Cons, and Ethical Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence with Wendell Wallach

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Yale University's Wendell Wallach discusses the ethics of artificial intelligence, touching on workplace automation, self-driving cars, and the future ...

Wendell Wallach at Carnegie Council

SEP 26, 2016 Podcast

The Pros, Cons, and Ethical Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence

From driverless cars to lethal autonomous weapons, artificial intelligence will soon confront societies with new and complex ethical challenges. What's more, by 2034, 47 percent of U....

Detail from book cover

JUN 8, 2015 Podcast

A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control

"Social disruptions, public health and economic crises, environmental damage, and personal tragedies, all made possible by the adoption of new technologies, will increase dramatically over ...