About

I'm a DPhil student in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (Reuben College). My research interests include practical ethics (particularly AI ethics, intergenerational ethics, and population ethics) and normative ethics. I also work on projects in experimental philosophy.

My DPhil project, supervised by Carissa VĂ©liz, is provisionally entitled Artificial (Quasi) Moral Agents. In it, I will attempt to develop a framework for different types of moral agency, situate AI within that framework, and explore the implications regarding the role of AI in moral decision-making.

Previously, I completed an MPhil in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Before that, I got an MA in Medieval Icelandic Studies at the University of Iceland. And before that, I did a BA in Philosophy and Public Policy at Duke University.

Feel free to contact me at jen.semler@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.