Laura Schopp M.Sc.

External research associate and PhD candidate

Laura Schopp is an external research associate and PhD candidate at the Chair for Ethics of AI and Neuroscience at the Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine at the Technical University of Munich. Her PhD project explores ethical questions at the intersection of neurotechnology and artificial intelligence, with a particular emphasis on the role of explainability in AI-enabled neurotechnology. Since her PhD start in November 2023 she is actively involved in both theoretical and practical research efforts.

Laura Schopp holds a Master’s degree in Data Science from Leuphana University Lüneburg, where she took a deep dive into both the technical and ethical dimensions of data science applications. During her subsequent time with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), she worked extensively with pharmaceutical companies, gaining insights into the application of data science and AI in the pharmaceutical industry. This experience enriches her research, providing a practical perspective on the integration of AI in healthcare beyond academic theories. Besides her research, Laura Schopp is actively involved in various interdisciplinary forums aimed at fostering dialogue between technologists, ethicists, and healthcare professionals to ensure the responsible advancement of neurotechnology and AI.