Wendell Wallach is a consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. He is also a scholar with the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics (ASU), a Fellow at the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technology, and is a visiting scholar at The Hastings Center. At Yale Mr. Wallach has chaired the Center's working research group on Technology and Ethics for the past eight years and is a member of other research groups on Animal Ethics, End of Life Issues, and Neuroethics.
Wendell Wallach co-authored (with Colin Allen) Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong, which maps the new field of enquiry variously called machine ethics, machine morality, computational morality, or friendly AI. Presently he is writing a book to be published by Basic Books on the governance, law, and ethical challenges posed by emerging technologies. Wendell is a series editor for the forthcoming 8th Volume of the Library of essays on the ethics of Emerging Technology, which will be published by Ashgate in 2015. He has also published dozens of article in professional journals.
Mr. Wallach has an international reputation as an expert on the ethical and governance concerns posed by emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence and neuroscience. He was featured along with Honda's Asimov in the award-winning short film Living with Robots, and has been interviewed and quoted often in leading news media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and BBC News. Formerly, he was a founder and the President of two computer consulting companies, Farpoint Solutions and Omnia Consulting Inc. Among the clients served by Mr. Wallach's companies were PepsiCo International, United Aircraft, and the State of Connecticut.