Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology poses serious ethical risks to individuals and society. Cansu Canca, Philosopher and AI Ethics Lab’s Founder & Director, explains how we can deal with these risks more effectively if we approach them as puzzles and solve them using tools from applied philosophy. Learn more at Cansu Canca is a philosopher and the founder and director of the AI Ethics Lab. She leads teams of computer scientists, philosophers, and legal scholars to provide ethics analysis and guidance to researchers and practitioners. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the National University of Singapore specializing in applied ethics. Her area of work is in the ethics of technology and population-level bioethics with an interest in policy questions. Prior to the AI Ethics Lab, she was a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, and a researcher at the Harvard Law School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Osaka University, and the World Health Organization. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at