I am a professional philosopher, writer, educator, and game designer. I am currently Postdoctoral Fellow of Embedded EthiCS™ in the Philosophy Department of Harvard University. Embedded EthiCS is Harvard’s computer ethics programme. We work with philosophers and computer scientists to integrate ethics lessons into the computer science curriculum. My role as the “Bridge Fellow” is to build connections and collaborations with other organizations who are developing computer ethics training. Please reach out if you're interested!
In summer 2021, I worked as an Ethics Research and Educational Design Consultant for Ethically Aligned AI, an Edmonton-based social enterprise startup. Working with the CEO, Katrina Ingram, I co-designed an AI ethics microcredential programme for PowerED™, Athabasca University's professional development and continuing education unit. To sign up, and for more information, click the button below:
From June 2019 to May 2021, I was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Philosophy Department of Dalhousie University, where I also taught a course on social, ethical, and professional issues in computer science, which is a required course for computer science majors, and is also cross-listed in philosophy and in the Law, Justice, and Society programme.
I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Sheffield in 2018. My dissertation, supervised by Miranda Fricker, argues that we can sometimes be to blame for the ways in which we conceptualize and categorize people and experiences. I also taught tutorials and courses moral and political philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology, the history of Western philosophy, and epistemic injustice.
My areas of research specialization are social epistemology, especially epistemic injustice; meta-ethics, especially moral responsibility; and computer ethics, especially ethical issues particular to machine learning and the computing professions. My current research is on how we might hold technology corporations accountable for the harms they may cause, how to teach ethics to computer science students and to professional technologists, and how we hold one another responsible for intellectual mistakes. I maintain secondary research interests in the philosophy of education, games, and feminist philosophy.
In my spare time, I run, play, and design tabletop roleplaying games. I have a (rarely updated) blog connecting my interests in philosophy and games at RollWisdom.com.
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My surname is pronounced /gets/.
Portrait by Jani Autio.