I am a Philosopher at the Centre for Philosophy and AI Research, located at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Previously, I earned a PhD from the Ruhr-University Bochum, a M.A. from the University of Bonn and a M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh. Presently, I am working on the philosophy and ethics of artificial intelligence. My research especially focuses on AI sentience, AI moral status and risks, including existential risks, from advanced AI systems. Moreover, I investigate topics related to animal consciousness and welfare which were also the focus of my PhD.