Ann-Katrien Oimann is a researcher and PhD candidate at the Royal Military Academy of Belgium in collaboration with the KU Leuven Institute of Philosophy. Her research focuses on the military use of AI in the context of the development of semi-autonomous and fully autonomous weapon systems. In her doctoral thesis, she investigates the morality of the use of LAWS and the problem of attributing moral responsibility. More broadly, her main academic interests are focused on the intersection of ethics, artificial intelligence and law.
Before starting as a PhD researcher, Ann-Katrien obtained her Bachelor and Master in Philosophy at the KU Leuven and an LLM in IP and ICT law at the KU Leuven where she mainly dealt with privacy and data protection.