Hubert Etienne

Hubert Etienne

Department Visiting Student
28 April 2019 until 22 June 2019
Office Address:
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, Manor Road, Oxford. OX1 3UQ

Hubert Etienne

(B.A, B.Phil, M.Fin, M.Phil)

Hubert Etienne is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at Ecole Normale SupĂ©rieure under the supervision of Dominique Lestel (ENS Ulm) and Jean-Gabriel Ganascia (Sorbonne University), as well as a researcher at Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR). He also teaches AI Ethics in a number of business and engineering graduate schools, including HEC Paris, Ecole Polytechnique and ESCP Europe. 

He is interested in all aspects of AI Ethics, including autonomous vehicles, lethal autonomous weapons systems, algorithmic governmentality, existential risks and transhumanism. With his dissertation, which specifically focuses on the new mechanisms of power and modes of governmentality emerging from AI solutions, Hubert develops the concept of "captological governance", based on cognitive nudging strategies. 

Graduated from Sciences Po in Finance and Sorbonne University in Political philosophy & Ethics, Hubert also occupied a visiting researcher position at Columbia University. His main publications related to the Philosophy of tax and AI Ethics are available here.