Team

The following staff and associated members form the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence group at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück. As a working group we develop new approaches for a contemporary critical philosophy of the digital, using our colloquium for regular discussions.

Jan-Philipp Siebold

Jan is a student assistant working on the ethics project at the Cluster Science of Intelligence at TU Berlin. Prior to this, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (majoring in Philosophy and Sociology) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Currently, he is studying Philosophy in his masters at the FU and focuses on French critical theories in relation to key issues of the digital.

Corinna Balkow

Corinna is a research assistant in the BMBF-funded project Simport in the Ethics of AI research group. She graduated in Philosophy and Digital Media at the University of Bremen and worked as software usability tester, international quality manager and digital society expert. Her research focuses on digital society, monitoring algorithmic systems and the Ethics in AI.

Per Gülzow

Per is a student assistant in the BMBF-funded project Simport in the Ethics of AI reserach group. He is studying philosophy and computer science at the Freie Universität Berlin, focusing on politics, technology and society. During his time as a student, Per has worked for politicians and the German government.

Annemarie Witschas

Annemarie is a Master student in Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück and a student assistant in the Ethics of AI reserach group. Due to her interdisciplinary studies, she has a background in both AI and philosophy. She is particularly interested in the intersection of AI and queer-/feminist theory.

Nora Freya Lindemann

Nora is a research assistant in the Ethics of AI reserach group at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück. Through her M.Sc. in Cognitive Science and her B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences, she has a broad, interdisciplinary background in philosophy, ethics, gender studies and cultural studies. In her research, she deals with the ethical implications of AI systems, especially chatbots, on society and questions of whether/how AI can be democratic and fair.

Paul Schütze

Paul is a research assistant in the Ethics of AI research group at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück. In his research he focuses on the structure and functioning of digital capitalism and its connections to the climate crisis. Particularly, he is interested in the textures of power and subjectivation in the age of Big Data and AI. He has a background in affect studies, philosophy of mind and critical social philosophy.

Anastasija Kocic

Anastasija is a student assistant in the research group Ethics of AI at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück. She studies cognitive science and works on the philosophy of digital society.

Martin Pechmann

Martin is an academic assistant at the Ethics of AI group. He joined the team after working at the TOPOI research network in Berlin, supporting its open access initiative in scientific publishing. His academic background is in mathematics and philosophy, in particular mathematical logic (model theory; Diplom HU Berlin) and in themes from critical metaphysics (theories of intentionality and action theory, theories of rationality, Hegel, Kant, Wittgenstein, McDowell; M.A. FU Berlin).

Former members

Mareike Lisker

Mareike is a student assistant on the ethics project at the Cluster Science of Intelligence at TU Berlin. With her two bachelor’s degrees in computer science as well as in philosophy and linguistics, she supports our work on the ethics of AI. She is interested in the critical engagement with tools and phenomena of the digital. Currently, she is also studying philosophy in her master’s degree.