Institute for Ethics in
Artificial Intelligence

About IEAI

Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI).

In early 2019, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) announced the founding of the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI), an independent body for research projects that deepen the university`s examination of the social relevance of technical innovation. A foremost priority of the new institute will be the generation of ethical guidelines for the development and implementation of Artificial Intelligence.

TUM has long been a driving force in researching the mutual interactions of science, technology and society and has made “Human-Centered Engineering” a central point in its strategic guidelines. The IEAI is integrated in the Munich Center for Technology in Society, which was founded by TUM in 2012 and is now considered one of Germany’s leading centers for scientific and technical research.

„At TUM we have the perfect prerequisites, with cutting-edge research not only in the field of Artificial Intelligence, but also in the social sciences. Our Institute is one of the places where this extremely valuable combination can be appropriately leveraged.“

Prof. Dr. Christoph Lütge, Head of the IEAI

Research fields

Field of Research

IEAI advisory board members.

Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler
Prof. Dr. Petra AhrweilerChair for Technology and Innovation Sociology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Auxiliary Bishop Anton Losinger
Auxiliary Bishop Anton LosingerEpiscopal Vicar ('Bischofsvikar') for Bioethics and Social Policy, Augsburg
Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel
Prof. Dr. Christoph MeinelDirector and CEO of the Hasso-Plattner-Institute for Digital Engineering at the University of Potsdam
Hannes Schwaderer
Hannes SchwadererPresident of Initiative D21 e. V. and CEO of Intel Germany
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c. Dieter Spath
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c. Dieter SpathPresident of acatech and Director of Fraunhofer IAO and IAT, University of Stuttgart
Zuzanna Warso
Zuzanna WarsoHelsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Warsaw



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