Seth Lazar

Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University, Canberra

Seth Lazar is Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University, an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, a Distinguished Research Fellow of the University of Oxford Institute for Ethics in AI, and a member of the Executive Committee of the ACM Fairness, Accountability and Transparency Conference. He has worked and published widely on the ethics of war, risk, and AI, and now leads the Machine Intelligence and Normative Theory (MINT) Lab, where he leads research projects in normative philosophy of computing, funded by the ARC, the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Insurance Australia Group, and Schmidt Futures. He is one of the authors of a 2022 US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine study on Responsible Computing Research. His Connected by Code: How AI Structures, and Governs, the Ways We Relate, based on his 2023 Tanner Lecture on AI and Human Values, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. His recent work can be found at

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