Luciano Floridi is the Oxford Internet Institute’s Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he is also the Director of the Digital Ethics Lab and Professorial Fellow of Exeter College. Still in Oxford, he is Distinguished Research Fellow of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics of the Faculty of Philosophy, and Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy of the Department of Computer Science. He is a Turing Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute (the UK national institute for data science and artificial intelligence).
His research concerns primarily Information and Computer Ethics (aka Digital Ethics), the Philosophy of Information, and the Philosophy of Technology. Other research interests include Epistemology, Philosophy of Logic, and the History and Philosophy of Scepticism. He has published over a 150 papers in these areas, in many anthologies and peer-reviewed journals.
He was born and educated in Rome. He graduated from the University La Sapienza in philosophy (laurea) in 1988. His MPhil (1989) and PhD (1990) are both in philosophy from the University of Warwick.
Luciano Floridi is deeply engaged with emerging policy initiatives on the socio-ethical value and implications of digital technologies and their applications. He has worked closely on digital ethics (including the ethics of Algorithms and AI) with the European Commission, the German Ethics Council, and, in the UK, with the House of Lords, the Cabinet Office and the Information Commissioner’s Office, as well as with multinational corporations (e.g. Cisco, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Tencent).