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Shannon Vallor is the Baillie Gifford Professor in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh, where she is appointed in Philosophy and directs the Centre for Technomoral Futures in the Edinburgh Futures Institute. Professor Vallor’s research explores how AI and related technologies reshape human moral character and capabilities, and her work includes advising policymakers, regulators and industry on the ethical design and governance of AI.

She is a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, and Co-Director of the UKRI BRAID (Bridging Responsible AI Divides) programme. Her published works include Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting and the forthcoming The AI Mirror: Reclaiming Our Humanity in an Age of Machine Thinking.

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