Patrick Lin and Fritz Allhoff

Patrick Lin is director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group based at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he is a professor of philosophy. His current affiliations include Stanford Law School, University of Notre Dame, the World Economic Forum, and Stanford University’s “One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence.” His previous affiliations include University of Iceland’s Centre for Arctic Policy Studies at the Arctic Circle, Stanford Engineering, the U.S. Naval Academy, Dartmouth College, and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research expert group on autonomous weapons, and the Emerging Technologies of National Security and Intelligence initiative at the University of Notre Dame. Lin has published extensively on technology ethics, including the co-edited volumes Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics (2012) and Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence (2017), as well as several policy reports on military robotics, cyber warfare, and enhanced warfighters.

Fritz Allhoff is professor of philosophy at Western Michigan University and adjunct professor of philosophy at University of Alaska Anchorage. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his JD from the University of Michigan Law School. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Craig F. Stowers of the Alaska Supreme Court. He has been a fellow at the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School and a Fulbright specialist in the faculty of political science at the University of Iceland. He is co-founder of the Asia-Pacific chapter of the International Society for Military Ethics and has done extensive volunteer work in indigenous Alaskan villages.