Postdoctoral Research Fellow - McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University

Jason Millar is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford, and an Affiliate Researcher at the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford. He researches the ethics and governance of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), with a focus on empowering engineers to integrate ethical thinking into their daily design workflow. Jason's work focuses primarily on the ethical engineering of automated vehicles, artificial intelligence, healthcare robotics, social and military robotics. Jason has a degree in engineering physics, and worked for several years as an engineer before turning his full-time attention to issues in philosophy and applied ethics. He received his PhD in applied ethics and philosophy from Queen's University (Canada). He has authored book chapters, policy reports, and articles on the ethics and governance of robotics and AI. Jason has provided expert testimony at the United Nations CCW on the ethics of meaningful human control in military robots. He works internationally on the development of governance frameworks for emerging autonomous vehicle technology. His work is regularly featured in the media, including articles in publications such as WIRED and The Guardian, and interviews with the BBC, CBC and NPR. He recently authored a chapter on ethics settings for autonomous vehicles in Robot Ethics 2.0 (OUP), and co-authored a chapter on metaphors in technology governance for the Oxford Handbook on the Law and Regulation of Technology (OUP).

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, Stanford University

Education

  • 2015 
    Queen's University, Ph.D.
  • 2008 
    University of Ottawa, M.A.
  • 2006 
    University of Ottawa, B.A.
  • 1999 
    Queen's University, B.Sc.E.

Publications

  • 2014
    Technology as Moral Proxy: Autonomy and Paternalism by Design, IEEE Xplore

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2012
    Science Policy Fellowship
    Role:
    Fellow
    Funding Source:
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • 2008
    Joseph A. Bombardier CGS
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • 2006
    Canada Graduate Scholarship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)