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Anna Jobin, Dr.

Anna Jobin has joined the HIIG in 2021 for the international research project Shaping 21st Century AI – Conflicts and Development Pathways in Media, Politics and Research. As a Senior Researcher, she analyzes “Artificial Intelligence” as a sociotechnical institution in politics, media and science and participates in the consortium lead of the project. Prior to HIIG, Anna was a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich and a visiting researcher at Tufts University and Cornell University.

Anna has a multidisciplinary background in sociology, information management, and economics. Her doctoral research focused on the social dimensions of algorithmic systems. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Lausanne and has since conducted research on the social and ethical aspects of digitization, particularly in the areas of AI, citizen science, and online advertising. 

She is president of the extra-parliamentary Federal Media Commission and part of the Swiss Young Academy. In addition, she is a member of the ethics working group of the Association of Internet Researchers, where she contributed to the Ethics Guidelines 3.0 for Internet Research, a board member of the Swiss Swiss Association for the Studies of Science, Technology & Society (STS), and a committee member of the Swiss Internet Governance Forum.

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Senior Researcher: The Evolving Digital Society

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Jobin, A., Man, K., Damasio, A., Kaissis, G., Braren, R., Stoyanovich, J., Van Bavel, J. J., West, T. V., Mittelstadt, B., Eshraghian, J., Costa-jussà, M. R., Tzachor, A., Jamjoom, A. A. B., Taddeo, M., Sinibaldi, E., Hu, Y., & Luengo-Oroz, M. (2021). AI reflections in 2020. Nature Machine Intelligence, 3, 2-8. DOI: 10.1038/s42256-020-00281-z Publication details

Other publications

Jobin, A. (2021). Künstliche Intelligenz braucht menschliche Ethik. SWICO House View, 60-63. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Was ist KI? Eine Übersicht zu Technologie, Hype und Ethik
Parlamentarierdinner. Swiss Federal Parliament. Swiss Federal Parliament, Bern, Switzerland: 01.06.2021

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What AI ethics can do (and what it cannot do)
ASU Machine Learning Day. Arizona State University. Online, Tempe (AZ), USA: 09.04.2021 Further information

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Gesellschaftliche Aspekte technologischer Innovation
APARIUZ Tagung. University of Zurich: Faculty of Law. Online, Zurich, Switzerland: 19.03.2021 Further information

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Citizen science in a connected world: Ethical issues with using Internet of Things devices
CitSci Helvetia. Citizen Science Center Zurich, Participatory Science Academy, Citizen Cyberlab, & Foundation Science et Cité. Online, Zurich, Switzerland: 15.01.2021 Further information

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Organisation of events

CEPE/IACAP 2021: The Philosophy and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
From 05.07.2021 to 09.07.2021. Online, Hamburg, Germany. Co-Organised by: Universität Hamburg (International) Further information

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STS-CH 2021
From 15.02.2021 to 17.02.2021. Online, Lausanne, Switzerland. Co-Organised by: Swiss Association for the Studies of Science, Technology & Society (International) Further information

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Media appearances

AI is mostly governed by ‘soft law’. But that is set to change (17.09.2021). Tech Monitor
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Et si les GAFA étaient sur le point de perdre leur pouvoir? Analyse d'Anna Jobin (25.06.2021). RTS
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Anna Jobin folgt auf Otfried Jarren und wird Präsidentin der Eidgenössischen Medienkommission (15.06.2021). Kleinreport
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What happens when Google fires its ethics expert? (25.03.2021). Swiss Info
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"Toutes ces Romandes qui brillent" (04.03.2021). L'Illustré
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YouTube supprime une vidéo de l'émission de la RTS Géopolitis (11.03.2021). Radio Television Suisse
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