Aurelio Petrucci is a third-year undergraduate studying Philosophy at Jesus College, Cambridge.
His research at the Intellectual Forum is investigating the ethical implications of simulation technology. Focussing on utilitarianism, he is exploring how utility should be defined in the context of simulated realities and the subsequent implications that has for the moral condition in simulations and the wider physical world. From this, he will draw conclusions both about how we should legislate for simulated realities, and how moral philosophy should change to properly accommodate the possibility of simulated realities.
More broadly, Aurelio is interested in political philosophy and automation, the ethics of artificial intelligence and the philosophy of architecture.