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

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 ...

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 ...