Dr. Annette Zimmermann is a political philosopher working on the ethics of algorithmic decision-making, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Annette has additional research interests in moral philosophy (particularly the ethics of risk and uncertainty) and legal philosophy (the philosophy of punishment), as well as the philosophy of science (models, explanation, abstraction).
Annette’s current research project ("The Algorithmic Is Political") explores how disproportionate distributions of risk and uncertainty associated with the use of emerging technologies like AI and machine learning impact democratic values like equality and justice.
Annette conducted her postdoctoral research at Princeton University, and holds a DPhil (PhD) and MPhil from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College and St Cross College), as well as a BA from the Freie Universität Berlin. Annette has held visiting positions at Stanford University, the Australian National University, Yale University, and SciencesPo Paris.