Darian Meacham is a philosopher with particular interests and expertise in the societal impacts of emerging technologies. He is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS).
Darian has worked as the Director for Responsible Research and innovation at BrisSynBio (a synthetic biology research centre at the University of Bristol, UK) since 2014, and has previously collaborated with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory to explore ethical issues concerning the use of social and industrial robotics.
At BISS, Darian will be working with data scientists, industry, citizens, and other stakeholders to understand the impact of data-driven technologies in the workplace and across society more broadly. The aim is to ensure the responsible implementation of these technologies across the board, making sure that the benefits and risks that they bring are distributed in a fair and equitable manner.