Iyad Rahwan

Iyad Rahwan, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Iyad Rahwan is a director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, where he founded and directs the Center for Humans & Machines. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Rahwan co-created The Moral Machine, which prompted millions of people worldwide to reflect on the ethics of autonomous vehicles.


artist Christoph Niemann and AI researcher Iyad Rahwan discuss creativity and technology at DLD Munich 2022

Working Against Predictability

Where do creativity and technology intersect, how do they inspire each other, what can humans learn from machines – and vice versa? These questions lie at the heart of this fascinating conversation between artist Christoph Niemann and AI researcher Iyad Rahwan. “The biggest fear that you have as an artist is that you’re becoming predictable”,…
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Journalist Andrian Kreye (Sueddeutsche Zeitung) and Iyad Rahwan (Max Planck Institute for Human Development) discuss AI at the DLD Summer conference 2021.

Surveillance Capitalism: Do We Need A New Social Contract?

How can we reap the benefits of social media, and being connected, without surrendering all control to the digital giants who own the platforms? This is one of the key questions that Süddeutsche Zeitung Editor-at-Large Andrian Kreye discusses with Iyad Rahwan, director of the Center for Humans & Machines at the Max Planck Institute for…
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Iyad Rahwan, AI, cartoons, ethics, artificial intelligence

Entertaining the Dark Side: Iyad Rahwan’s “Evil AI” Cartoons

Can cartoons help us better understand the risks – and benefits – of artificial intelligence? Max Planck director Iyad Rahwan explains why he’s turning serious research into funny drawings.
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