John Tasioulas

Director of the Institute for Ethics in AI & AI2050 Senior Fellow

  • Member of the Prime Minister of Greece’s High-Level Advisory on AI
  • Co-Editor of The Philosophy of International Law
  • Keynote speaker at the UK AI Safety Summit & the St George’s House Elson Ethics Lecture on the Ethics of AI
  • Member of the Panel for the Future of Science & Technology of the European Parliament

Discover John Tasioulas’s biography of published work below.

The Philosophy of International Law John Tasioulas
The Philosophy of International Law

When John Tasioulas is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Ethics of Robots
Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

John Tasioulas is a preeminent figure in the field of artificial intelligence and ethical AI, distinguished by his robust academic career and comprehensive expertise in law and philosophy. As the inaugural Director of the Institute for Ethics in AI and a Professor of Ethics and Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford, John has firmly positioned himself at the forefront of discussions on AI ethics. His distinguished career began with his studies as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he earned a D. Phil in Philosophy, laying a strong foundation for his future endeavours in the philosophy of human rights, crime and punishment, international law and the ethics of AI. John’s extensive academic background includes significant roles such as the Reader in Moral and Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford, Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London, and the inaugural Yeoh Professor of Politics, Philosophy, and Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law. These positions underscore his adeptness in scrutinising the nature of law and its intersections with ethical considerations, particularly in the realm of emerging technologies.

Currently, as a Senior Fellow of Schmidt Science’s AI2050 Programme and a member of the Prime Minister of Greece’s High-Level Advisory Committee on AI, John Tasioulas is deeply engaged in the ethical evaluation of AI’s development and implementation. His role as an Honorary Professorial Fellow at Melbourne Law School and an Emeritus Fellow of Corpus Christi College Oxford further solidifies his standing as an authority in this field. John’s influence extends beyond academia through his participation in numerous visiting appointments at prestigious institutions such as Harvard University, the Australian National University and the University of Chicago. His expertise has been sought after by the World Bank, where he served as a Consultant on Human Rights, and the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology as a member of the International Advisory Board.

As an esteemed speaker, John has shared his insights on AI and the rule of law, the necessity of ethical frameworks for AI, and the future trajectory of artificial intelligence. His keynote addresses at the UK AI Safety Summit, the St George’s House Elson Ethics Lecture and upcoming engagements such as TEDx Athens in October 2024, illustrate his commitment to promoting a humanistic approach to AI ethics. John Tasioulas’s profound understanding of the ethical implications of AI, coupled with his legal and philosophical expertise, makes him a leading voice in the discourse on ethical AI. His contributions continue to shape the global conversation on ensuring that AI technologies are developed and used in ways that are aligned with human values and ethical principles.

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