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Tom Sorell

Tom Sorell is Professor of Politics and Philosophy and Head of the Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group in at Warwick University. He was an RCUK Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellow (2013-2016) and Tang Chun-I Visiting Professor in Philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013. Previously, he was John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham. Before that he was Co-Director of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex. In 1996-7 he was Fellow in Ethics at Harvard. Although he has published very widely in ethics, he has a particular interest in the application of moral theory to emerging technology, including AI-driven technology, and has had may projects funded by the UK Research Councils and the European Commission FP7 and Horizon 2020 programmes. He is vice-chair of the Home Office Biometrics Ethics Group and is on the data analytics committee of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.