Machine Ethics Nell Watson is an engineer, entrepreneur, and futurist thinker who grew up in Northern Ireland. She has a longstanding interest in the philosophy of technology and how extensions of human capacity drive emerging social trends. Nell lectures globally on machine intelligence, AI philosophy, human-machine relations, and the future of human society, serving as Associate Faculty at Singularity University. She is Co-founder of OpenEth.org, an ‘ethical explication engine’ that aims to crowdsource ethical heuristics for autonomous systems. In 2011 Nell founded Poikos (now QuantaCorp.io), a computer vision technology company, that enables fast capture of body measurements from two pictures.