Nuo Xu

Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Fudan University
Project Title: 
Understanding responsibility in Responsible AI: the problem of moral agency

XU Nuo holds a joint PhD candidacy at the School of Philosophy, Fudan University and the Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She holds a Master’s degree in global governance and ethics from University College London and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and politics from the University of Sheffield. Before starting her PhD studies, she had worked at the government-affiliated think tank Shanghai Institute for Science of Science as assistant researcher and external relations coodinator for four years. She edited and translated the report series AI Governance: A Year in Review , which is amongst the first report that focuses on AI governance initiated by a Chinese think tank. She also had close working relations with the Shanghai Municipal Government and the Ministry of Science and Technology when organizing the Pujiang Innovation Forum and the Governance Forum of the World AI Conference, which facilitated global exchanges on science and technology policy discussions. XU Nuo is interested in researching responsibility issues related to AI development and use, where she seeks to explore AI’s moral status and responsibility via comparisons of different moral agents.