Carina Prunkl

Dr Carina Prunkl is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Ethics in AI and an affiliate of the Centre for the Governance of AI at the Future of Humanity Institute. She works on the ethics and governance of AI with a focus on human autonomy, the ethics of autonomous systems, and responsible research and innovation. Dr Prunkl interacts with policy leaders across the globe to help develop solutions to current AI governance issues. At Oxford, she is currently teaching the class on Governance of AI for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous and Intelligent Machines and Systems.

She holds a BSc and MSc in Physics from Freie Universität Berlin, an MSt in Philosophy of Physics and a DPhil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford. She previously worked as a Senior Research Scholar at the Future of Humanity Institute.

Milano, S. and Prunkl, C. (forthcoming), Epistemic Injustice and Algorithmic Profiling. In Philosophical Studies.

Prunkl, C. (2022). Is there a trade-off between human autonomy and the ‘autonomy’ of AI systems? In Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence 2021, ed. Müller, C, Springer Cham.

Prunkl, C. (2022). Human Autonomy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. In Nature Machine Intelligence 4.2: 99-101.

Prunkl, C., Ashurst, C., Anderljung, M., Webb, H., Leike, J., and Dafoe, A. (2021). Institutionalising Ethics in AI through Broader Impact Requirements. In Nature Machine Intelligence 3:104–110.

Brundage, M. et al. (2020) Toward Trustworthy AI Development: Mechanisms for Supporting Verifiable Claims. Report,

Prunkl, C. and Whittlestone, J. (2020).Beyond Near-and Long-Term: Towards a Clearer Account of Research Priorities in AI Ethics and Society. In Proceedings of the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, pp. 138–143

Prunkl, C. and Timpson, C. (2017) On the thermodynamical cost of some interpretations of quantum theory. In Philosophy of Science, 87, 2:262-280

Prunkl, C. (forthcoming) Quantum Thermodynamics and System Size, forthcoming in Quantum Foundations of Statistical Mechanics, eds. D. Bedingham et al., OUP

Luwdig, V.U., Stelzel, C., Prunkl, C., Krutiak, H., Steimke, R., Paschke, Kathmann, N., and Walter, H., (2013). Impulsivity,self-control and hypnotic suggestibility. Consciousness and Cognition, 22(2):647-653

Prunkl, C. (2016) Endlich Unendlich - auf der Suche nach dem ewigen Leben. SHIFT, 4:14-19

Prunkl, C. (2013) Das Schummeln der Lämmer - Von kleinen Lügen und großen Konsequenzen, SHIFT, 1:42-46,