Jurriën Hamer researches various topics in the realm of digital technology, ethics and human rights. He explores developments in the field of artificial intelligence, voice technology, surveillance technology and offensive cyber capacities. Vital questions, with regard to these subjects, are the way these technologies change society and how society should respond in order to handle such changes appropriately.
Jurriën studied law and philosophy and obtained a PhD at Utrecht University in 2017. He wrote his dissertation on the political meaning of human rights and conducted research at the London School of Economics, Government and Law. Jurriën publishes in newspapers such as Trouw, de Volkskrant and De Correspondent and is co-founder of the philosophy blog Bij Nader Inzien. Furthermore, he is a moderator for discussion meetings on the digital society, such as the Privacyrede 2020.