Andre Uhl is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard GSAS. His doctoral research explores the psychology of technology and the emergence and scope of post-humanism, in particular with regards to the exponential growth of networks, computing systems, and A.I.
Andre is interested in fostering collaborations between the fields of engineering and ethics for the development of transformative technologies. As a SRC Doctoral Fellow, he analyzes the Buddhist concept of non-duality as a pathway to formulating an ethical framework of human-A.I. interaction. The project argues for a holistic approach to understanding the impact of technological breakthroughs on human life, and highlights the chances and insights that non-disciplinary thinking provides for the practice of peace building in the 21st century.
Before coming to Harvard, Andre received an M.A. in New Media from the National University of the Arts in Tokyo, Japan, and a B.A. in East Asia Studies and Film from Free University in Berlin, Germany. He is alumnus member of the German National Academic Foundation Studienstiftung and has been the recipient of a four year MEXT fellowship of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology.