Portrait of Nils Köbis
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Human Understanding of Machines and Algorithms

Prof. Nils Köbis

University of Duisburg-Essen


I'm Nils, the head of the chair Human Understanding of Algorithms and Machines at the Research Center, University Duisburg-Essen, and an affiliated researcher at the Center for Humans and Machines (Max Planck Institute for Human Development).

My work deals with corruption, (un-)ethical behavior, social norms, and, more recently, artificial intelligence. I am a co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network and, together with Matthew Stephenson and Christopher Starke founded and co-hosted the KickBack - Global AntiCorruption Podcast. Previously, I completed a Post-Doc CREED, Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the VU Free University Amsterdam.

You can find my CV here.

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