Luciano Floridi to be Annual Lecturer on data and ethics

January 16, 2017

The Academy is delighted to announce that Professor Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the Oxford Internet Institute and the Alan Turing Institute will deliver this year’s Annual Lecture, which will take place at 33 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AG on the afternoon of Wednesday 28th June 2017, immediately prior to the Academy’s AGM. The Lecture will be free to attend and open to all who are interested. More details will follow in due course.

At Oxford University, Professor Floridi is also Distinguished Research Fellow of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy at the Department of Computer Science; and Member of the Faculty of Philosophy. Outside Oxford, he is Adjunct Professor (“Distinguished Scholar in Residence”) of the Department of Economics, American University, Washington D.C.; Faculty Fellow and Chair of the new Data Ethics Research Group of The Alan Turing Institute.

Professor Floridi’s research areas are the philosophy of information, information and computer ethics, and the philosophy of technology.

His most recent books are: The Fourth Revolution – How the infosphere is reshaping human reality (OUP, 2014); The Ethics of Information (OUP, 2013, vol. II of the tetralogy); The Philosophy of Information (OUP, 2011, vol. I of the tetralogy); Information – A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2010); and The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics (edited for CUP, 2010).

Before joining the OII, Professor Floridi was UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics and Research Chair in Philosophy of Information at the University of Hertfordshire; Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Università degli Studi di Bari; Markle Foundation Senior Research Fellow in Information Policy, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, University of Oxford; Francis Yates Fellow of the Warburg Institute, University of London; Junior Research Fellow and then Research Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford; and Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Warwick.

The Oxford Internet Institute is a multidisciplinary research and teaching department of the University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the Internet and aiming to positively shape the development of our digital world for the public good.


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