Ethical Futures Lab

Organization founded in 2019 by Alexis Lloyd and Matt Boggie.

While the potential of emerging technologies is enormous, implicit decisions about how those technologies are used can lead to unintended consequences and harm. The Ethical Futures Lab bridges the gap between research and action by creating a space for nuanced analysis and critical making. Our mission is to generate conversations among experts across disciplines, to build tangible examples of ethical futures, and to direct attention toward opportunities for better outcomes.

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  • Because the future is ours to shape.
  • Because small choices have big impact.
  • Because empowerment > optimization.