Prof. Dr. Bert Heinrichs

Bert Heinrichs
© Forschungszentrum Jülich

Professor for Ethics and Applied Ethics

Institute for Science and Ethics (IWE), University of Bonn

Group Leader "Neureothics and Ethics of AI"

Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine: Brain and Behaviour (INM-7), Forschungszentrum Jülich

Research Projects

RHUNE. Research Hub Neuroethik. Website coming soon...

The aim of the Research Hub Neuroethics (RHUNE) is to improve the networking of research in the field of neuroethics in Germany, stimulate exchange, promote young scientists, increase the international visibility of German research and create a contact point for non-academic actors interested in neuroethical topics.

InVirtuo 4.0. Gaining knowledge in virtual spaces.

InVirtuo 4.0 is the new interdisciplinary research profile of in-virtuo research in intensive cooperation between computer science, media science, cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology researchers. In addition to in-vivo, in-vitro and in-silico methods, in-virtuo experiments in which people interact with virtual environments will enable decisive breakthroughs in experimental research. InVirtuo 4.0 will address the media, social, and ethical problems associated with this intended paradigm shift from a media science perspective and, through collaboration between the participating disciplines, will have a productive effect on their work on central disciplinary challenges.

KI-basierte Gesundheitsvorsorge bei Kindern und Jugendlichen (AI-PHCA).

The AI-PHCA project aims to investigate ways to improve preventive healthcare for children and adolescents through artificial intelligence (AI)-based approaches (smartphone apps, web-based applications) from an ethical, legal and social perspective.

Beyond mere performance: an ethical framework for the use of AI in neuromedicine.

The aim of the research network is to provide a framework for the evaluation of AI procedures that are used in medical diagnostics and decision-making. To this end, detailed ethical and legal analyses are carried out on the acceptance of and trust in AI-based procedures in the field of neuromedicine.

Recent Publications

  • Raz, A., Heinrichs, B., Avnoon, N., Eyal, G., & Inbar, Y. (2024). Prediction and explainability in AI: Striking a new balance? Big Data & Society, 11(1).
  • Reinhart, L., Bischops, AC., Kerth, JL et. al. (2024). Artificial intelligence in child development monitoring: A systematic review on usage, outcomes and acceptance. Intelligence-Based Medicine 9, 100134.
  • Heinrichs, B. (2023). Artificial Intelligence and Rational Discourse. In: Sturma, Dieter (ed.): Mind and Time. Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives. Freiburg: Alber, 2023, 45-54.
  • Steckmann, U., Heinrichs, B. (2023). Künstliche Intelligenz und menschliches Maß. In: Loh, J., Grote, T. (eds) Medizin – Technik – Ethik. Berlin: J.B. Metzler.
  • Heinrichs, B., Karger, C., Heyl, K. et al. (2023). Künstliche Intelligenz in der Medizin. MedR 41, 259–264.
  • Rathkopf C, Heinrichs B. (2023). Learning to Live with Strange Error: Beyond Trustworthiness in Artificial Intelligence Ethics. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. https://doi:10.1017/S0963180122000688.
  • Halsband, A., Heinrichs, B. (2022). AI, Suicide Prevention and the Limits of Beneficence. Philos. Technol. 35, 103.
  • Heinrichs, B., Ergin Aslan, S. (2022). Is the Current Informed Consent Model Flawed?. In: Faintuch, J., Faintuch, S. (eds) Integrity of Scientific Research. Springer, Cham.
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