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Steven Umbrello

Steven Umbrello currently serves as the Managing Director at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and is also an IEET Advisory Board member. He studied philosophy of science and technology at the University of Toronto and epistemology, ethics and mind at the University of Edinburgh. Currently, he is doing his Ph.D. in the ethics and design of AI at the University of Turin.

Additionally, Steven served as a junior associate at the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (2013-2018) where his primary research and authorship was on atomically precise manufacturing (APM) and other nanotechnology. This research explores the extent and impacts that nanotechnology has on the environment, society as well as the military and surveillance. Particular emphasis is given to potential governing strategies of APM and how this can be applied to other emerging technologies.

Steven is available for media interviews.

Skype: Steven.umbrello


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"A Deadline for Philosophy"   Ethical Technology  (Feb 23, 2017)

"Taxing Sugar Products to Elevate Brain Health"   Ethical Technology  (Oct 13, 2015)

"The Natural Evolution of Prosthetic Technology"   Ethical Technology  (Sep 30, 2015)

"Stoicism in the Post-Singularity Future"   College of Stoic Philosophers  (Jul 3, 2015)

"Homo in Machina: Ethics of the AI Soul"   Ethical Technology  (Apr 27, 2015)

IEET’s Steven Umbrello Publishes New Paper on Nanotechnology and Value Sensitive Design (May 28, 2019)

IEET’s Steven Umbrello and Stefan Sorgner Publish New Paper on AI Cognitive Suffering (May 17, 2019)

CFP Delphi: Interdisciplinary Review of Emerging Technologies (Apr 17, 2019)

IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Publishes New Paper on Technology Design (Apr 12, 2019)

IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello Joins Delphi Editorial Board (Jan 29, 2019)

Past Appearances
Umbrello @ fPET 2018 (University of Maryland, Washington D.C. - May 29, 2018)

Umbrello @ GETS 2018 ( - May 16, 2018)