Wendell Wallach is a consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. He is also a senior advisor toThe Hastings Center, a fellow at the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law (Arizona State University), and a fellow at the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technology. At Yale Mr. Wallach has chaired the Center's working research group on Technology and Ethics for the past ten years and is a member of other research groups on Animal Ethics, End of Life Issues, and Neuroethics.
Wendell Wallach's latest book A Dangerous Master: How to keep technology from slipping beyond our control was published by BASIC Books in June 2015. He also co-authored (with Colin Allen) Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong, which mapped the then new field of enquiry variously called machine ethics, machine morality, computational morality, or friendly AI. In addition, Wendell is a series editor for the forthcoming 8th Volume Library of Essays on the ethics of Emerging Technology, which will be published byAshgate in Spring 2016. He has also published dozens of article in professional journals.
Mr. Wallach has an international reputation as an expert on the ethical and governance concerns posed by emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence and neuroscience. He was featured along with Honda's Asimov in the award-winning short film Living with Robots, and has been interviewed and quoted often in leading news media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and BBC News. He has also been interviewed on MSNBC,FOX, the FOX Business Channel, PBS and countless national and local radio shows. In 2014 he received the award for ethics from the World Technology Network, and in 2015 was selected for a Fulbright Research Chair at the University of Ottawa.
Formerly, he was a founder and the President of two computer consulting companies, Farpoint Solutions and Omnia Consulting Inc. Among the clients served by Mr. Wallach's companies were PepsiCo International, United Aircraft, and the State of Connecticut.
He is married to Nancy Wallach, Assistant VP for Research Compliance at the University of Connecticut. They live in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Wendell's primary hobbies are building stained glass windows, skiing, and hiking.