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Prof. Dr. Lena Kästner

Former Research Fellow

Lena Kästner is a professor for philosophy, computer science and AI at the University of Bayreuth. She has a background in cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience and did her PhD in philosophy. She has worked extensively on scientific explanations, discovery, and causality.

Her current research focuses on AI in modern society. What opportunities and risks do modern AI systems bear? Where and how do we want to use AI, where do we want to avoid it? And how can we ensure that AI systems are reliable, trustworthy and safe?

During her stay at the Weizenbaum Institute, she shall focus on AI regulation. She is specifically interested in (i) how we should regulate AI to ensure important societal desiderate are met, (ii) how to attribute accountability when AI systems are deployed, and (iii) the extent to which such practices are in line with both philosophical and jurisprudential notions of causality.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Former Research Fellow

Research Group: Norm Setting and Decision Processes


Universität Bayreuth