– Bio –


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

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)


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 de l'Administration (Strasbourg) "Normative approaches to the cyberspace" (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, 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]

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’, in review.

AI ethics

2. Etienne H., ‘A Practical role-based approach for autonomous vehicles moral dilemmas’, in review.

3. Etienne H., ‘Enhancing human responsibility with AI to address the moral dilemmas and social implications of the Covid-19 crisis’, Law, Innovation and Technology, in press (2022).

4. Fung P. & Etienne H., 'Confucius, Cyberpunk and Mr. Science: Comparing AI ethics between China and the EU', in review .

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

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

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, 12(2) 2021.

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

Political philosophy & Tax theory

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

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

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

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

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

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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