Professor and Director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at Cal Poly
Patrick Lin, PhD, is the director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at Cal Poly, where he is a full philosophy professor. He is currently affiliated with Stanford Law School, the 100 Year Study on AI, Czech Academy of Sciences, Center for a New American Security, World Economic Forum, and others. Previous affiliations include: Stanford’s School of Engineering, US Naval Academy, Univ. of Notre Dame, Dartmouth, Univ. of Iceland (Fulbright specialist), UNIDIR, and more. Prof. Lin is well published in technology ethics—particularly in AI and robotics—and is regularly invited to provide briefings on the subject to industry, media, and government. He earned his B.A. from UC Berkeley and PhD. from UC Santa Barbara.