Dr Claire Benn
BA (Hons), MPhil, PhD (Cambridge)
Dr Claire Benn received her PhD from the University of Cambridge. Having completed a fellowship at The Polonsky Academy at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, she is currently a postdoctoral researcher on the Humanising Machine Intelligence Grand Challenge project at ANU. Her work focuses on ethics, both normative and applied, and on the philosophy of technology. Claire has written on topics as diverse as going beyond the call of duty, perfectionism, child pornography, virtual images, the Black Mirror series, rationality, causation, and robots. Her main interest is in generating an ethics to answer questions people face in their everyday lives, both now and in the near future. Her work engages in serious theoretical debate as well as engaging in public discourse through the publication of popular pieces, radio interviews, and public lectures.