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Wendell Wallach
Lecturer and Consultant
Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Wendell Wallach is lecturer and consultant at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. Before coming to Yale, he was a founder and the President of two computer consulting companies, Farpoint Solutions and Omnia Consulting Inc. Among the clients served by his companies were PepsiCo International, United Aircraft, and the State of Connecticut. At Yale University, he chairs the working research group on Technology and Ethics, leads a seminar for bioethics interns, and functions as a senior coordinator for other working groups and projects.

Wendell has lectured worldwide, published many articles, and is presently writing two books. Cybersoul explores the ways in which cognitive science and the Information Age are altering our understanding of human decision-making and ethics. Machine Morality: From Aristotle to Asimov and Beyond, which he is coauthoring and which will be published by MIT Press, explores the prospects for designing computer systems capable of making moral decisions.

He coauthored Artificial Morality: Top-down, Bottom-up, and Hybrid Approaches, Why Machine Ethics?, EthicALife: A new field of inquiry, and Android Ethics: Bottom-up and Top-down Approaches for Modeling Human Moral Faculties.

Wendell is recognized as one of the leaders in the new field of Machine Ethics, and designed the first course anywhere on this subject, which he has taught twice at Yale.


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