Simon David Hirsbrunner is a senior researcher at the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences at University of Tübingen. His research topics currently include AI Ethics, trustworthyness in AI, online communication analysis in intelligence and police work, as well as open science principles and practices.
He co-leads the IZEW research projects
VIKING – Ethical analysis of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence for Police Applications
PEGASUS – Ethical analysis of Processing of heterogeneous data in the context of organised crime
KITQAR – Ethical analysis of Data Quality for AI Applications
Before, he was working as a GeoX fellow and postdoctoral researcher at the Human-Centered Computing research group at Freie Universität Berlin and held research positions at various other scientific and policy-oriented institutions (incl. Wikimedia Deutschland e.V, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and adelphi).
Simon holds a doctorate (Dr. phil.) in Media Ethnography from the University of Siegen, and MA in European Media Studies from the University and School of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, and a MA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
Born in Biel Bienne, Switzerland.
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