Team

Daniela Vacek (née Glavaničová) is the project's principal investigator. She is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences, public research institution. She focuses on (ethics and law of) artificial intelligence, responsibility, analytic aesthetics, deontic logic, and Transparent intensional logic (TIL). In 2018, she was a visiting postgraduate student at the University of York, UK. She defended her dissertation in 2020. She received awards for young researchers from Slovak Academy of Sciences. She was visiting the University College London/University of Oxford based ERC project Roots of Responsibility during the second term of 2021/2022. She has published papers in leading journals such as Analysis, Erkenntnis, Ethics and Information Technology, British Journal of Aesthetics, Science and Engineering Ethics, Logic and Logical Philosophy, Estetika, among others. In the project, she focuses on ethics and law of artificial intelligence.


Miloš Kosterec is a researcher based at the IP SAS. His research areas are philosophical logic, semantics of (natural) languages, and methodology. He obtained Mgr. and PhD. in systematic philosophy at Comenius University in Bratislava. He also obtained an engineering title (Ing.) at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. He has published in prestigious international journals such as Journal of Philosophical Logic, Analysis, Synthese, Erkenntnis, Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics. He brings a combination of philosophical and technical education, work experience as a philosopher in relevant areas and as a software developer to the team. He is the deputy-director of the present project. He focuses mainly on intelligent technologies and moral philosophy.


Matúš Mesarčík is an Ethics & Law Specialist in the KInIT. He received his education (Mgr., JUDr., PhD.) at Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law and (LL.M) Tilburg University in the Netherlands in the field of Law and Technology. His primary area of scientific interest is privacy and personal data protection. He also deals with the law of cyber security and regulations of new technologies, especially artificial intelligence and legal aspects of the fight against misinformation in the online space. He participates in Horizon Europe project VIGILANT, which focuses on disinformation combatting with AI. In the project, he focuses on the regulatory aspects of AI liability in the context of current and proposed legislation in the European Union.


Štefan Oreško is a researcher in the Ethics and Human Values in Technology team in KInIT. He obtained a PhD in philosophy (specialization in ethics). His professional and research interests focus on applied ethics, especially social ethics, neuroethics, and AI ethics. In the project, he focuses on forward-looking responsibility gaps and AI red lines.


Naomi Osorio-Kupferblum was a researcher based at the IP SAS (in 2023). She works in the philosophy of logic and language, and in metaphysics and ontology. She has a Master's degree in translation studies from the University of Vienna, a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Vienna. She has been a Hertha Firnberg-Fellow (JRF) and PI of a FWF project. In the present project, she focused on relevance, and aspects of language and metaphysics in intelligent technologies and law.


Matteo Pascucci is a researcher based at the IP SAS. He works in the areas of logic, normative reasoning and applied ethics. He obtained a BA in Philosophy from the University of Siena, an MA in Philosophy from the University of Trento and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Verona. He has also worked at the University of Salzburg, TU Wien, the University of Vienna and Central European University. His research outputs have been published in leading international journals and conference proceedings of an interdisciplinary nature. He is currently in charge of the project VEGA 2/0125/22 "Responsibility and Modal Logic". In the present project, he focuses on intelligent technologies and moral and legal philosophy.


Juraj Podroužek is a researcher in KInIT. He obtained a PhD in philosophy and has focused on ICT ethics, AI ethics and data ethics in recent years. He leads the Ethics and Human Values in Technology team in KInIT. He co-founded the E-tika group investigating the ethical and societal impact of ICT, which has launched its own podcast. He is a member of the Slovak Committee on the ethics and regulation of AI. He participates in Horizon Europe projects VIGILANT and DisAI, which focus on disinformation combatting with AI. In the project, he focuses on the forward-looking responsibility gaps and AI red lines.


Mirco Sambrotta is a researcher based at the IP SAS. He works in the areas of philosophy of language, ontology and metaontology. He received his PhD in 2019 at the University of Granada. The results of his dissertation have been published in high quality peer-reviewed journals and publishing houses, and he has an editorial experience. In the project, he focuses on normativity as involved in all our social practices, emphasising the importance of taking and ascribing responsibility.


Jozef Sábo is a PhD student at the IP SAS. He also works as a researcher in the field of commercial and tax law at the Faculty of Law, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice. He co-authored two papers concerning the legal regulation of AI under the titles: "New sources of tax income and definition problem of taxation of intelligent systems" (2021) and "Taxation of Robots and AI – problem of definition" (2021). His participation in the project focuses on the relationship between techno-responsibility gaps and legal regulation.


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