Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Marcello Ienca is a Principal Investigator at the College of Humanities at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne where he leads the ERA-NET funded Intelligent Systems Ethics research unit. Dr Ienca's scholarship focuses on the ethical implications of emerging technologies. In particular, he investigates the broader implications of new (and often converging) sociotechnical trends such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, digital epidemiology, robotics, assisted living, digital health, social media, and neurotechnology. Dr Ienca is a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Steering Group on Neurotechnology and an expert advisor to the Council of Europe’s Bioethics Committee. Ienca is a member of the Editorial Board of several academic journals such as Neuroethics, Bioethica Forum, Frontiers in Neuroergonomics. His research was featured in academic journals such as Neuron, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Machine Intelligence, Nature Medicine, the Journal of Medical Ethics and media outlets such as Nature, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Times, Die Welt, The Independent, the Financial Times and others.