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Hello, I am Jess

Jess de Jesus de Pinho Pinhal

Researcher in Philosophy at Technical University of Berlin

I am a political philosopher of technology. My background in computer science and philosophy allows me to reflect deeply on the new anthropological changes brought by AI and other emerging technologies. I am a founding member of the Berlin Ethics Lab and of the art collective Trial & Theresa. I also give talks, interviews, write and educate. I think critically about technology with the hope to improve their governance, centering intersectionality and global justice.

Critical Thinking
Problem Solving
Communication
Team Work
Leadership

Research

Experiences

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Public Speaker, Consultant and Educator
Freelancer

Nov 2021 - Present, Berlin (Germany)

Responsibilities:

Research Associate and Lecturer
Technical University of Berlin

Sep 2019 - Present, Berlin (Germany)

The Technical University of Berlin is a public research university located in Berlin, Germany. It was the first German university to adopt the name “Technische Universität”.

Responsibilities:
  • Researching the concept of scalability in computer science and its normative dimension, focusing on questions of governance and democracy
  • Teaching classes of philosophy of technology (ethics and political philosophy of technology)
  • Administrative duties (proposal writing, website maintenance)
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Entrepreneur in Residence
Push Founders GmbH & Co. KG

Aug 2018 - Feb 2019, Berlin (Germany)

Push! Founders is a Berlin-based company builder and venture capital firm dedicated to bringing creative business ideas to life.

Responsibilities:
  • Consultancy for business idea evaluation and strategy of development of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning startups
  • Networking inside the startup and tech scene of Berlin
  • Public Speaking and Investor Relations

Consultant in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Freelancer

Jul 2017 - Jul 2019, Berlin (Germany)

Responsibilities:
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Entrepreneur (participant in Journey Re Competition)
Hannover Re

Jun 2016 - Apr 2017, Berlin (Germany)

Journey Re is a unique international Entrepreneurship Competition hosted by Hannover Re in the (re-)insurance market.

Responsibilities:
  • Researched and applied innovation processes (Design Thinking and Customer Centricity methodologies) to disrupt the insurance industry
  • Designed a Machine Learning algorithm as proof of concept to digitalise and automate the forecasting, underwriting and claims handling processes
  • Designed a fully-automated B2B2C platform that generates and monitors insurance policies tailored to individual customer requirements
  • Wrote a Company profile, a Product description, a Business plan and a Go-to-market strategy, computed financial forecasting models
  • Pitched and Q&A with the executive board of Hannover Re, insurance companies and investors; participated in 2 major tech events (TOA 2016, ViZions by Zalando)

Projects

Kubernetes
Kubernetes
Contributor March 2018 - Present

Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management.

Tensorflow
Tensorflow
Developer Jun 2018 - Present

An Open Source Machine Learning Framework for Everyone.

Toha
Toha
Owner Jun 2019 - Present

A Hugo theme for personal portfolio.

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