David Gray Grant is a Ph.D. candidate in the philosophy department at MIT, specializing in ethics, political philosophy, and metaphysics. His dissertation research is on fairness in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Since 2017, he has been a guest lecturer for Harvard's Ethics, a joint effort between the departments of computer science and philosophy devoted to integrating ethics modules into computer science courses at Harvard. He is also currently an ethics pedagogy fellow at the Harvard Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and frequently serves as a teaching fellow for ethics courses at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He was a summer research fellow at the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society in 2017. David is the lead research fellow in digital ethics at the Jain Family Institute.

December 9, 2023


Climate Divergence

The politics of green central banking at the Fed and ECB

Ten years ago, the current predicament of central bankers would seem unthinkable: to what extent should they contribute to society‚Äôs response to climate change? As the impacts of climate change have escalated, most central banks have begun to appreciate the…

October 18, 2018


Machine Ethics, Part One: An Introduction and a Case Study

Artificial intelligence, ethics, and public health social work

The past few years have made abundantly clear that the artificially intelligent systems that organizations increasingly rely on to make important decisions can exhibit morally problematic behavior if not properly designed.