Dr. med. Dr. phil. Georg Starke MPhil

Research associate

Georg Starke is a research associate at the Chair for Ethics of AI and Neuroscience at the Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine at the Technical University of Munich. Trained as philosopher and physician, he conducts research at the intersection of AI ethics, medical ethics, and neuroscience. His current work focuses on AI-based neurotechnology, relating fundamental philosophical and ethical questions to empirical work in the field.

Georg studied medicine in Munich with clinical electives in Oxford, Buenos Aires, and Jerusalem and completed his medical doctorate at TU Munich with a thesis on neural correlates of human fear. In parallel, he obtained a BA in philosophy at the Munich School of Philosophy and an MPhil in History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Cambridge. After receiving his medical license, he worked as research assistant at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Basel, examining the notion of trust in medical AI. He finished his PhD with summa cum laude in 2022.

Throughout his training, Georg received scholarships from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, the Max Weber Programme and the HPS Trust Fund of the University of Cambridge. His research won him international awards, among them the Paul Schotsmans Prize from the European Association of Centers for Medical Ethics, and he was granted two research residencies at the Fondation Brocher in Switzerland. In parallel to his appointment at TU Munich, Georg holds appointments as postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and as lecturer for medical ethics at the Munich School of Philosophy.

  • Trust in medicine
  • Ethics of medical AI
  • Ethics and philosophy of psychiatry and neuroscience
  • Philosophy of science
  • Empirical bioethics
  • Ethics and palliative care seminar (GTE certificate)
  • Seminars on changing topics from medical ethics and philosophy of medicine at the Munich School of Philosophy