Judith Simon

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Ethics in Information Technology, Department of Informatics & Department of Philosophy, University of Hamburg


Judith is currently a Professor for Ethics in Information Technology at the University of Hamburg. Her research focus is oriented towards ethical, epistemological, and political questions addressing digital technology, specifically big data, and artificial intelligence. She is also a member of the German Ethics Council and has been a member of the Data Ethics Commission of the German Federal Government.
At THE NEW INSTITUTE Judith was involved in the program The Future of Democracy.

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