Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics

The Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics explores the conditions for ethical behavior in a globalized and pluralistic world. In this sense, our research is dedicated to the socio-economic order framework and the institutional environment in which individuals interact. This includes the analysis of incentives, as well as the examination of ethical categories which fit into our contemporary world. The goal of our research is to develop institutional design recommendations and give orientation to actors in business, politics and society who face ethical challenges.


Vacancy: Scientific Coordinator (m/f/d)

We would like to draw your attention to the following vacancy: The Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI) at the Munich Center for Technology in Society of the Technical University of Munich is looking for outstanding applicants for the position of the scientific coordinator. 

For more details concerning the job description, please refer to the following link.

Please send your application to luetge@tum.de


Announcement: Keynote of Prof. Lütge concerning "Ethics of AI and Autonomous Decision Making"

On 11 June, Prof. Lütge will give a lecture at University College London on "Ethics of AI and Autonomous Decision Making".

Further information on the event can be found by clicking on the link.


Lecture of Prof. Lütge at the University of Turin

On March 18, Prof. Lütge held a lecture on the topic "Business Ethics for the Digital Era" at the University of Turin. For more information on the event, please click at following link


UNESCO Conference: Principles for AI: Towards a Humanistic Approach?

On 4 March, the conference "Principles for AI: Towards a Humanistic Approach? " took place at the UNESCO Headquaters in Paris. The event was organized by UNESCO and dealt with the creation of global principles for the regulation of Artificial Intelligence. Further information on the event can be found at the following link.


New Research Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

The US company Facebook is supporting the efforts of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to investigate the ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence with 6.5 million euros. Facebook’s support for the new TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence was confirmed to Vice President Prof. Thomas Hofmann and Project Coordinator Prof. Christoph Lütge (Chair of Business Ethics) at the "Digital-Life Design" conference in Munich by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

TUM´s commitment to the culture of value-based technologies led to the establishment of the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) as part of Germany´s Excellence Initiative 2012. The financial gift from Facebook to support the new Institute contributes to accelerating the implementation of the strategy. "Innovation cycles relevant to society are not possible without an ethical, legal and political overview," says Vice-President Prof. Thomas Hofmann.

Due to the long-term importance of the topic, TUM founded the new research institute under the direction of Prof. Lütge within the MCTS. Prof. Christoph Lütge, holder of the Peter Löscher Endowed Chair of Business Ethics at TUM, defines the overall goals: "We want to supply guidelines for the identification and answer of ethical questions of Artificial Intelligence for society, industry and legislators". Lütge was recently appointed to the Ethics Commission of the Federal Government on Autonomous Driving and to the European Expert Commission "AI4 People".

For more information, please click here


Lecture of Prof. Lütge at the University of Tokyo

On February 8, Prof. Lütge held a presentation at the "AI Ethics and Automated Driving" workshop of the University of Tokyo. 


New Publication

We would like to take the opportunity to inform you about a new publication:

 

Christoph Lütge; Christoph Strosetzki (ed.):

The Honorable Merchant – Between Modesty and Risk-Taking

Springer International Publishing 2019: Link 



Announcement "Ethics of Competition"

We would like to draw your attention to a new publication of Prof. Lütge: 

 

Christoph Lütge:

"The Ethics of Competition: How a competitive society is good for all"

Edward Elgar: 2019 Link


New Publication

Christoph Lütge; Matthias Uhl: Wirtschaftsethik

Vahlen 2018: Link

Lectures of Prof. Dr. Lütge

18.12. Melbourne Lecture of Prof. Lütge at the RMIT University

24.1. Oldenburg  Invited lecture of Prof. Lütge at University Oldenburg

8.2. Tokyo Invited lecture of Prof. Lütge at the University of Tokyo

20.2. Munich Keynote at the UK Industrial Strategy Panel

27.2. Munich Presentation at the Human Motion Symposium at the University Hospital rechts der Isar 

4.3. Paris UNESCO conference "Principles for artificial intelligence: towards a humanistic approach?"

18.3. Turin Invited lecture of Prof. Lütge at the University of Turin

21.3. Berlin Digital Governance Convention 

1.4. Hannover Accenture-Panel on AI at the Hannover Trade Fair

3.4. Düsseldorf Presentation of Prof. Lütge at the invitation of the Industrie-Club (Industry Club)

21.5. Munich Panel Discussion on AI in the Literaturhaus München (House of Literature Munich)

11.4. Berlin Panel Discussion at the Big-Data.AI Summit of Bitkom 

12.4. Munich Panel Discussion at the Scientific Society for Entrepeneurial Leadership (Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Unternehmensführung)

23./24.5. Washington DC Participation at the symposium "Artificial Intelligence: An International Dialogue“ at the Invitation of the National Academies and the Royal Society 

30.5. Milan Panel Discussion at the 2019 Technology Forum „Less Artifical, More Intelligence“ des European House Ambrosetti

11.-12.6 London Keynote at the Data for Policy Conference 2019 

27.-28.6. Prague Presentation at the workshop “Autonomous Vehicle Ethics: Beyond the Trolley Problem” 


Lecture of Prof. Lütge at the CESIfo Institute

On May 7, 2018, Professor Lütge has delivered a lecture at the CESifo Institute in Munich on the topic "Business ethics without illusions". For more information, please click on here.


Just published:

Christoph Lütge

The Ethics of Competition: How a competitive society is good for all.

Edward Elgar 2019 Linkhttp://www.springer.com/de/book/9783658140380

Christoph Lütge and Christoph Strosetzki (ed.)

2019 The Honorable Merchant – Between Modesty and Risk-Taking

Springer 2018: Link

https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783658219956

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-33151-5