Jessica Heesen



PD Dr. Jessica Heesen is head of the research area Media Ethics and Information Technology at the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW) at the University of Tübingen. In her work, she is particularly concerned with philosophical issues and ethical conflicts in the field of media and digitization. This includes problems of freedom of expression in social media as well as questions about a value-oriented development of artificial intelligence. She is the author of numerous publications on media, technology and security ethics, including the Handbook of Media and Information Ethics. Jessica Heesen is head of the IT Security and Privacy, Law and Ethics WG of the BMBF/Acatech platform »Learning Systems – The Platform for Artificial Intelligence«, spokesperson in the joint project »Digitalization in Dialogue (digilog)« for the University of Tübingen and member of the BMBF Forum Privacy. She received her doctorate from the University of Stuttgart and her habilitation from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where she was authorized to teach philosophy.