German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed technology ethics at a Harvard Law School event on Nov. 1.
Hosted by Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, the event — titled “Ethics of Digital Transformation” — was moderated by HLS Professor of Practice Urs Gasser, Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center. Panelists also included HLS Professor Crystal Yang, who discussed the use of artificial intelligence in the United States criminal justice system, and professors studying in a variety of disciplines from both American and German universities, including Matthew Liao, a director for the Center of Bioethics at New York University; Jeanette Hofmann, Director of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Professor of Internet Politics, Free University of Berlin;
Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics, New York University;
Melissa Nobles, Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Professor of Political Science, MIT; Wolfgang Schulz, Director of the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute, Professor for Media Law and Public Law, University of Hamburg; and Eva Weber-Guskar, Guest Professor for Philosophy, Humboldt University of Berlin.