Patrick Lin

Cybersecurity Fellow

Patrick Lin, Ph.D., is the director of Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he is an associate philosophy professor. He is also affiliated with Stanford Law School, University of Notre Dame, and Australia’s CAPPE. Previously, he held academic appointments at Stanford’s School of Engineering, US Naval Academy, and Dartmouth College. Dr. Lin is well published in the realm of the ethics of emerging technologies such as robotics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, human enhancements, nanotechnology, and more—with particular focus on their implications for national security. He has provided briefings and counsel to the US Department of Defense, CIA, United Nations, International Committee of the Red Cross, National Research Council, Google, and others. Phil earned his BA from UC Berkeley and his Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara.

All Work

CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and NEW AMERICA
Can We Trust Robots to Make Moral Decisions?

Patrick Lin wrote for Quartz about the moral realities of trusting robots.