Edmond Awad

Edmond Awad is a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Department of Economics and the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Exeter. He is also an associate research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, and is a founding editorial board member of the AI and Ethics journal. Before joining the University of Exeter, he was a postdoctoral associate at MIT Media Lab. In 2016, he led the design and development of Moral Machine, a website that gathers human decisions on moral dilemmas faced by driverless cars. The website has been visited by over four million users, who contributed their judgements on 70 million dilemmas. Another website that he co-created, called MyGoodness, collected judgements over two million charity dilemmas. Edmond’s research interests are in the areas of AI, ethics, computational social science, and multi-agent systems.