Tomasz Hollanek

Research Fellow | Student Advisor


Dr Tomasz Hollanek is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI) and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge, working at the intersection of design theory, technology ethics, and critical artificial intelligence studies.

His ongoing research explores the possibility of applying critical design methods – prioritizing the goals of social justice and environmental sustainability – in the governance, development, and deployment of AI systems. This includes work on more-than-human-centered approaches to tech design (conceiving of the environment and non-human animals as stakeholders in the design process); the In-depth EU AI Act Toolkit, helping developers translate the requirements of the European Union’s AI Act into design practice; and policy and design recommendations for responsible deployment of AI in the digital afterlife industry (with Dr Katarzyna Nowaczyk-Basińska).

Previously, Tomasz was a Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholar at Cambridge and a Visiting Research Fellow at the École normale supérieure in Paris. He has contributed to numerous research projects, including the Global AI Narratives Project at LCFI and the Ethics of Digitalization research program at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.


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HEAT – High-risk EU AI Act Toolkit

A team funded by Stiftung Mercator and Ammagamma are creating an open access software-based step-by-step toolkit for complying with the EU AI Act. The toolkit is designed for developers of high risk systems (especially small and medium enterprises) and is informed by feminist and pro-justice approaches to the development of safe, just and equitable AI […]

Responsible AI and Journalism Toolkit

The Responsible AI and Journalism Toolkit is intended for a broad range of stakeholders shaping public perceptions of AI. It aims to empower journalists, PR specialists, and researchers to communicate the risks and benefits of AI more responsibly: to avoid perpetuating problematic AI narratives, to foster inclusivity and diversity in discussions about AI, and to […]

Cloud Ethics book review

A review of the book Cloud Ethics:Algorithms and the Attributes of Ourselves and Others by Louise Amoore in the journal Design Issues.   Download Book review  


“Ex-centricity: Beyond Human-centrism in Olga Tokarczuk’s Ex-centrum Project” is part of “A New Lexicon of AI”, a resource created by the AI Now institute.   Read Article  


Tomasz Hollanek

Desirable Digitalisation

Applying intersectional and anthropological perspectives to designing AI for just and sustainable futures.

Tomasz Hollanek

In-depth EU AI Toolkit

This AI Act Toolkit project is developing a step-by-step pro-justice compliance tool for developers of high-risk AI Complying with the AI Act can be a daunting task for providers of high-risk AI, as it requires extensive documentation, including a risk management system, data governance and declaration of conformity.    Our tool will assist anyone who is actively involved […]

Tomasz Hollanek

AI, Journalism and Communications

We examine the impact of AI on journalism, PR, and communications practices and strategies. We also explore the role of communications professionals in fostering critical AI literacy.

Tomasz Hollanek

Global AI Narratives

AI is set to have an unprecedented global impact -- and public perceptions will shape much of it, affecting how the technology is developed, adopted, and regulated. But different cultures see AI through very different lenses.