– Bio –


PhD candidate at Ecole Normale Supérieure and Facebook AI Research (D.Phil in Philosophy of technologies, since 2018)

Visiting research positions:

     Hong Kong University of Science & Technology's Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (2021)

     Stanford University's Social Media Lab (2020)

     Oxford University's Department of Politics & International Relations (2019)
     Columbia University's Department of Philosophy (2017)


2017 – M.Phil at Sorbonne University (Political philosophy & Ethics)


2017 – M.S at Sciences Po (Finance & Management)

2014 – B.Phil at Sorbonne University (Philosophy)

2014 – B.A at Sciences Po (Economics, Politics, Law)


Ecole Nationale d'Administration (Strasbourg) "Normative approaches to the cyberspace" (since 2021)

Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Palaiseau) "Addressing moral dilemmas with AI" (since 2021)

HEC Paris (Jouy-en-Josas) "The new data-rich markets" (since 2020)

Sciences Po (Paris) "Introduction to AI Ethics for journalists" (since 2020)

ESCP Europe (Berlin) "Artificial Intelligence Ethics" (since 2019)

Other positions

Strategic board member at the Global AI Ethics Institute (since 2021)

Academic board member at Yotta Academy (since 2020)

Research associate at the Oxford University's Center for Technology & Global Affairs (since 2019)

Selected publications


1. Etienne H., Le Cens de l’Etat. Comprendre la crise du politique par la modernité fiscale, Les Belles Lettres (Penseurs de la liberté), Paris (in press 2022). [English: Money and the State. How does the modern philosophy of tax enlighten the crisis of the politics]

Contributions to collective books

1. Etienne H., ‘L’impôt européen au défi du consentement fiscal’, postface of Jean-François Boudet, Droit fiscal européen comparé, Bruylant, Bruxelles, 2021. [English: The challenge of consenting to an European tax]

Peer-reviewed articles

1. Etienne H. & Çelebi O., 'Listen to what they say: better understand and detect misinformation with user feedback', under review.

2. Etienne H., 'A practical role-based approach for autonomous vehicles moral dilemmas', under review.

3. Fung P. & Etienne H., 'Confucius, Cyberpunk and Mr. Science: Comparing AI ethics between China and the EU', under review (arxiv).

4. Etienne H., 'Enhancing human responsibility with AI to address the moral dilemmas and social implications of the Covid-19 crisis', Law, Innovation and Technology , vol. 14, no. 2 (in press 2022).

5. Etienne H. & Munoz M., 'Building an ethical competitive advantage in times of growing complexity', The European Business Review, no. 5, 2021, pp. 44-51.

6. Etienne H., 'The future of online trust (and why Deepfake is advancing it)’, AI and Ethics, vol. 4, no. 1, 2021, pp. 553-562.

7. Etienne H., 'The dark side of the ‘Moral Machine’ and the fallacy of computational ethical decision-making for autonomous vehicles', Law, Innovation and Technology , vol. 13, no. 1, March 2021, pp. 85-107.

8. Etienne H., 'When AI Ethics goes Astray: A case study of Autonomous Vehicles', Social Sciences Computer Review, vol. 40, no. 1, February 2020.

9. Etienne H., 'Of the hidden cost of political liberty: Advocacy for a philosophy of renouncement', Implications Philosophiques, July 2018.

10. Etienne H., 'Penser la fiscalité volontaire après Sloterdijk', Le Portique, no. 41, July 2018, pp. 147-165.

11. Etienne H., 'Le changement de paradigme fiscal : de la doctrine du libre consentement au prélèvement rationalisé', Implications Philosophiques, January 2018.

Peer-reviewed workshop articles

1. Etienne H., 'Solving moral dilemmas with AI to address the social implications of the Covid-19 crisis', Science and Engineering of Deep Learning workshop at ICLR 2021.

Work in progress

1. Computational Philosophy: an hybrid approach to moderate online social interactions (PhD thesis)

2. A Girardian approach to assess online social influences (research article) 

3. A Girardian approach to online hate and bullying (research article)

4. An optimal framework for online collective decision-making (research article) 

Selected conferences & talks

Building trust in a post-truth era

09-11-2021 at Tech Week Humber

AI Ethics: from 0 to 1

06-10-2021 at BNP Paribas data week

Placing Ethics, Trust, Transparency & Explainability At The Heart Of Your AI Strategy

04-21-2021 at AI Summit 2021

AI ethics and the challenge of regulating misinformation

03-15-2021 at The European University Institute, School of Transnational Governance

The right way to address the ethical dilemmas deriving from autonomous vehicles

11-26-2020 at The 42nd annual McMaster World Congress

Keeping control of AI: who should be in charge?

10-29-2020 at The World Summit AI

Is it time to take ethical AI seriously?

09-22-2020 at Khaleej Times Artelligence

What is AI ethics and what could it be?

09-22-2020 at Khaleej Times Artelligence

Using AI to address the ethical dimensions of the covid-19 crisis

09-15-2020 at ICT Spring Luxembourg 2020

Construire la confiance à l’ère de Deepfake et de la post-vérité

09-15-2020 at IA Paris 2020

The world after Deepfake: building trust in a post-truth era

09-03-2020 at The London AI Summit 2020

Que peut l'IA face au covid-19 ?

07-27-2020 at France-IA

AI applications and digital ethics

06-08-2020 at The AI Governance Forum 2020

Introduction to AI Ethics

10-27-2019 at Sciences Po

Facebook’s responsible research in AI

10-01-2019 at Station F

When AI Ethics Goes Astray: the Case of Autonomous Vehicles

11-01-2019 at Oxford University

The Ethics of AI

10-15-2019 at HEC Paris

Towards an exigent ethics for the development of AI

06-06-2019 for The SNCF Group

The dangers of wrong ethical approach of AI: the case study of autonomous vehicles

03-13-2019 for SNCF Réseau

Social and ethical issues behind Artificial Intelligence

10-15-2018 at Dauphine University PSL

The Ethics of AI

10-23-2018 at HEC Paris

Introduction to the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

10-08-2018 at HEC Paris

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