Ning is an ethicist and a political scientist based at University of Zurich since 2017. She has a broad research interest in the ethics assessment and responsible governance of emerging and future technologies, such as robotics, autonomous systems, and artificial intelligence. Through empirical studies, she aims to address the ethical, social, legal, and regulatory challenges new technologies pose to society, explore responsive analytical approaches in the understanding and evaluation of them, and propose practical governance tools for the design, development, and use of them. On the normative level, she is interested in exploring philosophical conceptions such as identity, agency, autonomy, responsibility, justice, and the good life.
- The BRIDGE Lab: Bridging the “Wisdom Gap”
- Societal Acceptance of Drones in Urban Switzerland (SADUS)
- Value Sensitive Social Innovation: The “Tichajil” Drone in Guatemala (VSSI)
- The Ethics Assessment Tool for the Humanitarian Use of Drones (E-HUD)
- Value Sensitive Innovation: Integrating Ethical Values in the Humanitarian Use of Drones (FEAHD)