Nathan Summers is a recent master’s graduate with a profound interest in the ethical impacts of emerging technologies. He is currently an AI research analyst with the Luxembourg Tech School, studying the potential lethality of AI systems considering their increasing prevalence in daily life. His specific focus is on proposing ethical and comprehensive policies which aim to mitigate the harm that can be caused by AI systems, both in civil and military contexts.
In the past, Nathan has worked with Prof. Dr. Sergio Coronado on “Digital Ethics Now!” This was an online educational podcast which aimed to discuss a variety of up-and-coming topics within the world of technology, their potential impacts on society, and the ethical responsibilities of lawmakers, users, and developers. Through this project, he grew his interest and developed skills to participate in the ethical debates surrounding emerging technologies.
Nathan received his MSc in Digital Innovation from the University College Dublin (UCD) and his BSc in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). This interdisciplinary educational background, combined with his current research on killer AI systems, permits him to view the issues at hand through a variety of lenses. Furthermore, as the youngest panelist at the conference, Nathan hopes to provide a unique perspective to the conversation on autonomous weapons systems.