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Prof. Luciano Floridi

Prof. Luciano Floridi

(Photo: Arthur Bullard)

Luciano Floridi, (Laurea Rome ‘La Sapienza’, MPhil, PhD Warw, MA Oxon, Dr. h. c. Suceava), FoASS, FAIBS, FBCS, MAIPS)

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he is Director of the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute, and Fellow of Exeter College. He is also Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, of the Academy of Social Sciences, of the British Computer Society and of the AIBS (the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour) and Member of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences. His current commitments include being Chair of Ethics Committee of Digital Catapult, the UK Innovation Programme, and member of several organisations, including the Board of the UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation.

His areas of expertise include digital ethics, the ethics of AI, the philosophy of information, and the philosophy of technology, topics on which he is an internationally renowned authority and has published more than 300 works. They have bene translated into many languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Macedonian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Among his recent books, all published by Oxford University Press: The Logic of Information (2019), The Fourth Revolution – How the infosphere is reshaping human reality (2014), winner of the J. Ong Award; The Ethics of Information (2013); and The Philosophy of Information (2011).

He is deeply engaged with emerging policy initiatives on the socio-ethical value and implications of digital technologies and their applications. And has collaborated closely on digital/data ethics (including the ethics of algorithms and AI) with the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Cabinet Office, FCA, DCMS, ICO, the CDEI in the UK and, internationally, with the EU Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, the German Ethics Council, Italy’s Camera dei Deputati, as well as with many multinational corporations, such as AstraZeneca, Capgemini, Cisco, DeepMind, Deloitte, EY, Facebook, Google, IBM, Fujitsu, Leonardo, Microsoft, Phillips, Poste Italiane, SoftBank, Sogeti, Tencent, Vodafone, and Volkswagen.

He has received many recognitions, including the Barwise Prize, the Gauss Professorship of the Akademie der Wissenschaften of Göttingen, the Covey Award, the Weizenbaum Award, the J. Ong Award, IBM’s Thinker Award, Premio Aretè, CogX Award, and Premio Socrate, among others.