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Steven Umbrello

I currently serve as the Managing Director at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. I studied Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto (Hons. BA), Epistemology, Ethics and Mind at the University of Edinburgh (MSc), and Science and Technology Studies at York University (MA). Currently, I am doing my Ph.Dopen_in_new. in the ethics and design of AI.

Additionally, I served as a junior associate at the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute from 2013 to 2018 where my primary research and authorship was on atomically precise manufacturing (APM) and other nanotechnology. This research explores the extent and impacts that nanotechnology has on the environment, society as well as the military and surveillance. Similarly, I am currently an expert consultant at Ethical Intelligence Associates Ltd. where I provide consultancy for companies to gain a competitive edge by mitigating ethical risks and formulating custom tools and protocols to embed ethics into their practices that align with current ethical guidelines and company values

Currently, my main area of research revolves around Value Sensitive Design (VSD), its philosophical foundation as well as its potential application to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0.

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