Seth Lazar
Seth Lazar

Australian National University

Governing the Algorithmic City


Coming soon!


I am a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the ANU, where I am Principal Investigator for the Machine Intelligence and Normative Theory (MINT) Lab, and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow. I’m also a Distinguished Research Fellow of the University of Oxford Institute for Ethics in AI and General Co-Chair for the ACM Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency conference 2022. I am director of a Templeton World Charity Foundation project on ‘Moral Skill and Artificial Intelligence’, lead CI of an ARC Discovery Project on Ethics and Risk, and lead CI on an ARC Linkage Project on Socially Responsible Insurance in the Age of AI. I’m an author of a study by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, reporting to the US Congress on the ethics and governance of responsible computing research. In 2021, I was program co-chair for the ACM/AAAI AI, Ethics and Society Conference. I was founding lead of the Humanising Machine Intelligence grand challenge, a multidisciplinary project at ANU on the morality, law, and politics of data and AI. In 2023, I will give the Tanner Lectures on AI and Human Values at Stanford University, and in 2022 I gave the Mala and Solomon Kamm Lecture in Ethics at Harvard.