Chief Ethicist

Dr. Chloé Bakalar is Chief Ethicist at Meta. She joined Meta’s Responsible AI team in May 2019, where she has developed and leads an applied ethics program focused for AI and genAI. Ethics at Meta both (1) identifies and builds understanding of the ethical considerations around Meta’s family of AI-powered platforms, products and systems, and also (2) designs and operationalizes ethics tooling to enable ethics-forward product work. In addition to her work at Meta, Bakalar is an Assistant Professor of moral / political philosophy and public law (esp. civil rights and civil liberties), at Temple University. Her academic research focuses on the intersection of information technology, ethics and democratic citizenship. Before joining Meta and Temple, she was a Values and Public Policy Postdoctoral Associate with appointments at Princeton’s University Center for Human Values (UCHV), Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP). During that time, she co-founded the Princeton Dialogues on AI and Ethics, an interdisciplinary academic program aimed at empowering AI design and deployment to produce greater positive impacts on people and society while reducing potential risks.