João is a FAPESP Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of São Paulo. He researches virtue theory, moral psychology, moral status, cooperation, and their implications for the ethics of new technologies. While at the Ash Center, he is focusing on democratic erosion, new technologies, and the COVID-19 pandemic. He was previously a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Safra Center for Ethics. João completed a doctorate of philosophy in applied ethics at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Julian Savulescu in 2018, before working as a researcher for the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford.
Before earning his doctorate, João received bachelor's and master's degrees in philosophy, founded and directed an NGO, and was a researcher at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute.
This information is accurate for the time period that this person is affiliated with the Ash Center.