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Dr Lukas Meier 

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Junior Research Fellows,

Lukas J. Meier is a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge who specialises in artificial intelligence, medical ethics, and neurophilosophy. Lukas studied political science at the University of Göttingen and received his BPhil in philosophy from the University of Oxford. His PhD thesis, funded by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and completed at the University of St Andrews, connected the medical debate about the definition of death to the philosophical debate about personal identity. Subsequently, Lukas was involved in developing an algorithm to aid moral decision-making in clinical contexts at the Technical University of Munich. After exploring questions of distributive justice and triage in the COVID-19 pandemic, his current research focuses on the interrelation between brain-computer interfaces, machine intelligence, and consciousness. In Cambridge, Lukas teaches in ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, political philosophy, and medical ethics.