Shannon Vallor is the Baillie Gifford Professor in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh, where she serves as Director of the Centre for Technomoral Futures in the Edinburgh Futures Institute. She is also a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. Professor Vallor’s research maps the ethical challenges and opportunities posed by new technologies, and she advises the government and industry on the ethical design and use of AI.
She is Co-Director of the UKRI’s Enabling a Responsible AI Ecosystem research programme, author of Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting (Oxford University Press, 2016) and editor of the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Technology (2022). She is the recipient of multiple awards for teaching, scholarship and public engagement, including the 2015 World Technology Award in Ethics.
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