About me


I am currently working as an AI researcher at the Cluster of Excellence “Machine Learning” at the University of Tübingen. As a lecturer, I teach at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, among others. I was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Practical Ethics at UC San Diego. I studied various humanities subjects before receiving my doctorate on a topic in social philosophy. I am the author of four nonfiction books, numerous articles, and peer-reviewed papers. My most important works are relevant to the field of AI ethics as well as human-animal studies. As a speaker and interview partner, I have also had appearances at re:publica, science slams, at various companies, at German media such as SWR, WDR, HR, Deutschlandradio, Technology Review, and many others.


I’ve been a competitive cyclist for nearly 20 years. In addition to race wins on the road and in mountainbike marathons, I like ultra bike marathons. Since the 2019 season, I have been racing for Elisabeth Brandau’s EBE Racing Team. In 2021 I achieved the 12-hour altitude world record. If you want to follow me on Strava, click here.