Sabine Ammon

Professor, TU Berlin

Prof. Dr. Sabine Ammon works as a philosopher at TU Berlin with a focus on the philosophy and ethics of design and technology. She heads the interdisciplinary research group Knowledge Dynamics and Sustainability in the Technological Sciences, which bridges philosophical reflection and engineering practice in teaching and research. After studying architecture and philosophy, she spent periods of study and research at the University of London, Harvard University, ETH Zurich and the Research Institute for Philosophy in Hanover. She subsequently held research and lecturer positions at the University of Basel, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and TU Darmstadt. Her dissertation (2009) developed the epistemological basis for a processual and plural concept of knowledge, whereas her habilitation (2018) developed an epistemology of design. She is a spokesperson of the Present Futures Forum Berlin and head of the Berlin Ethics Lab for Responsible AI and Responsible Human-Machine-Interaction (under construction).

Sabine is speaking at

Focus Track 4 - New challenges ahead: Data, AI and the new Society
November 4, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


  • Aljoscha Burchardt (Chair) Senior Researcher, DFKI
  • Natalie Bertels (Chair) Valorisation Manager - Senior legal researcher, IMEC / KU Leuven / Big Data Value Association
  • Freek Bomhof (Chair) senior consultant, TNO
  • Sabine Ammon (Speaker) Professor, TU Berlin
  • Joanna Bryson (Speaker) Professor of Ethics and Technology, Hertie School
  • Raja Chatila (Speaker) Professor emeritus, Université Sorbonne
  • Andrea Renda (Speaker) Senior Research Fellow, Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and Digital Economy, CEPS; Part-time Professor, School of Transnational Governance, EUI., CEPS and EUI


The fast and far-reaching introduction of Data and AI technologies in all sectors has a big impact on our personal lives and on our society as a whole. The opportunities to bring new solutions to societal problems are paramount. We should however also consider and cater for the associated risks.

Our society is changing, how should we prepare?

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