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Bio & Research


For the Paris Conference on AI & Digital Ethics

  • Founding Chair of the Organization committee (Paris, since 2022)

At Meta

  • Global Generative AI ethics lead, Responsible AI team (New York, 2022-23)

  • Doctoral researcher in AI ethics, Facebook AI Research (Paris, 2019-22)

Research associate positions:

     Mila's Algora Lab (since 2023)

Visiting research positions:

     Mila's Algora Lab (2022)     

     Harvard University's Department of Philosophy (2022)

     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)


2022 – Ph.D at Ecole Normale Supérieure (Philosophy of technologies), CIFRE at Meta AI (FAIR)

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)


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

Sciences Po (Paris) "Introduction to AI Ethics for journalists" (2020-2022)

HEC Paris (Jouy-en-Josas) "The new data-rich markets" (2020-2022)

Selected publications


1. Etienne H., Le Cens de l’Etat. Comprendre la crise du politique par la modernité fiscale, Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 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, Bruxelles,    

    Bruylant, 2021. [English: The challenge of consenting to an European tax]

Peer-reviewed conference papers

1. Etienne H., ‘Computational philosophy’, AAAI/ACM conference on Artificial intelligence, Ethics and Society, August 2022 at Oxford.

2. Etienne H., 'Solving moral dilemmas with AI to address the social implications of the Covid-19 crisis', ICLR Workshop on Science and Engineering of Deep Learning, May 2021.

Peer-reviewed articles

Computational philosophy

1. Etienne H. & Onur Ç., ‘Listen to what they say: Better understand and detect online misinformation with user feedback’, The Journal of Online Trust & Safety 1(5) 2023.

2. Etienne H. & Charton F., 'A mimetic approach to social influence on Instagram', Philosophy & Technology 37 (65) 2024.

Autonomous vehicles ethics

3. Etienne H. & Cova F., ‘Autonomous vehicles: The more they think the less they want’, AI and Ethics 2024.

4. Etienne H. & Cova F., ‘Performative quantification: Design choices impact the lessons of empirical surveys about the ethics of autonomous vehicles’, Social Sciences Computer Review, 2023.

5. Etienne H., ‘A Practical role-based approach for autonomous vehicles moral dilemmas’, Big data & society 9(2) 2022.

6. Etienne H., 'The dark side of the ‘Moral Machine’ and the fallacy of computational ethical decision-making for autonomous vehicles'Law, Innovation and Technology 12(2) 2021.

7. Etienne H., 'When AI Ethics goes Astray: A case study of Autonomous Vehicles'Social Sciences Computer Review 40(1) 2020.

AI ethics (various)

8. Etienne H., ‘Solving moral dilemmas with AI: how it helps us address the social implications of the Covid-19 crisis and enhance human responsibility to tackle meta-dilemmas’, Law, Innovation and Technology 14(2) 2022: 305-324.

9. Fung P. & Etienne H., 'Confucius, Cyberpunk and Mr. Science: Comparing AI ethics between China and the EU', AI and Ethics (2022).

10. Etienne H. & Munoz M., 'Building an ethical competitive advantage in times of growing complexity'The European Business Review (2021).

11. Etienne H., 'The future of online trust (and why Deepfake is advancing it)’, AI and Ethics 1(4) 2021.

Political philosophy & Tax theory

12. Etienne H., L’impôt européen au défi du consentement fiscal, Revue générale de droit (2021).

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

14. Etienne H., Penser la fiscalité volontaire après Sloterdijk', Le Portique 41 (2018).

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

Selected conferences & talks

Aligning AI with Human Values 

03-21-2024 at French-American Chamber of Commerce 

Ethical considerations of AI in healthcare 

05-30-2023 at University of California San Francisco & French Consultate's HealthAI 2023 symposium

L'éthique à l'ère de la transformation digitale

10-26-2023 at Forum international de Cybersécurité, Montréal

Unlocking the Potential of AI to Build Inclusive Digital Economies

05-30-2023 at King Abdullah Financial District's leadership conference, Riyadh

Fighting online misinformation with AI

03-16-2023 at Entretiens de Royaumont, General French consulate at New York

AI ethics and globalisation

02-06-2023 at LEAP, Riyadh

The future of misinformation management is user-centred

01-26-2023 at LinkedIn headquarter, Sunnyvale

Performative quantification: How to build moral judgements when collecting replies?

04-20-2022 at Mila, Montréal

What Facebook and Instagram Users Tell Us About Misinformation?

04-05-2022 at Stanford Cyber Policy Center, Stanford 

From AI to AGI: what and where are the limits?

02-03-2022 at LEAP, Riyadh

Building and ethical competitive advantage for data-driven industries

02-01-2022 at LEAP, Riyadh

Building trust in a post-truth era

09-11-2021 at Tech Week Humber, Humber

AI Ethics: from 0 to 1

06-10-2021 at BNP Paribas data week, Paris

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

04-21-2021 at AI Summit 2021, London

AI ethics and the challenge of regulating misinformation

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

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

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

Keeping control of AI: who should be in charge?

10-29-2020 at The World Summit AI, Amsterdam

Is it time to take ethical AI seriously?

09-22-2020 at Khaleej Times Artelligence, Dubai

What is AI ethics and what could it be?

09-22-2020 at Khaleej Times Artelligence, Dubai

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

09-15-2020 at ICT Spring, Luxembourg

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

09-15-2020 at IA Paris, Paris

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

09-03-2020 at The London AI Summit, London

Que peut l'IA face au covid-19 ?

07-27-2020 at France-IA, virtual

AI applications and digital ethics

06-08-2020 at The AI Governance Forum, Lausanne

Facebook’s responsible research in AI

10-01-2019 at Station F, Paris

When AI Ethics Goes Astray: the Case of Autonomous Vehicles

11-01-2019 at Oxford University, Oxford

Towards an exigent ethics for the development of AI

06-06-2019 for The SNCF Group, Paris

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

03-13-2019 for SNCF Réseau, Paris

Social and ethical issues behind Artificial Intelligence

10-15-2018 at Dauphine University PSL, Paris

Introduction to the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

10-08-2018 at HEC Paris, Jouy-en-Josas

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