Fields of research
Philosophy; Ethics (Applied Ethics, Bioethics, Normative Ethics, Ethics of AI; Artificial Intelligence; Moral and Social Psychology
Current research projects
Moral responsibility and moral community; Ethical dilemmas and artificial intelligence;
The year of receiving the highest degree of professional qualification М.А. 2017.
Marina Budić has studied at the University of Belgrade, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at the same University and a Research Assistant at the Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade at the Center for Philosophy. She is also a member of the Center for the Studies of Bioethics in Belgrade.
She conducted the following research: 1) Public attitudes toward the use of artificial intelligence (2021-2022), 2) Public attitudes towards moral bioenhancement (2020), 3) The influence of practicing Art and openness to experience on the subjective experience of musical and artistic works (2012), 4) Chaos or harmony: The influence of symmetry and completeness of a figure on the speed and accuracy of perception (2011).
She participated in the following conferences: 1) in August 2022, at the Fifth AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (AIES) at Oxford University, with the paper AI and Us: Ethical Concerns, Public Knowledge and Public Attitudes on Artificial Intelligence, 2) in March 2021, at the international conference Enhancement: Cognitive, Moral and Mood; Part II, organized by the Center for the Study of Bioethics in Belgrade and the University of Oxford, with the paper People’s Attitudes towards Moral Bioenhancement, 3) 2016 at the CEU Undergraduate Conference in Moral and Political Philosophy, in Budapest with the paper Kant’s Retributivism and The Death Penalty, 4) 2013, 2015, and 2017 at the First, Third, and Fifth Rijeka Interdisciplinary Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities Students, with the papers Influence, role and Meaning of Art and Culture in Education, and Sexuality and ethical dilemmas through Time, culture and religion, 5) In 2012, at the conference of the Petnica Research Station, “Step into Science,” the paper The Influence of Art and Openness to Experiences on the Subjective Experience of Music and Art Works.
She was the winner of the award of the University of Belgrade for the best scientific and research student work in the field of social sciences and humanities in 2012.
Scholarships, fellowships, grants
– 2023. grant for a research project Alternative sources of energy in Serbia? – “yes, but not in my backyard!” within the program Serbia and global challenges: towards fairer and more democratic public policies II, in organization of the Foundation for the Open Society Serbia in partnership with the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory;
– 2022. grant for an own Research project Ethics and AI: Ethics and public attitudes towards the use of artificial intelligence within the program Serbia and global challenges: towards fairer and more democratic public policies, in organization of the Foundation for the Open Society Serbia in partnership with the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory
Budic, M. (2022). AI and Us: Ethical Concerns, Public Knowledge and Public Attitudes on Artificial Intelligence. Proceedings of the 2022 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, 892–892.
Budić, M., Galjak, M., & Rakić, V. (2021). What drives public attitudes towards moral bioenhancement and why it matters: An exploratory study. BMC Medical Ethics, 22(1), 163.
Budić, M. (2020). Argumentation about moral Bioenhancement (S. Salardi & M. Saporiti, Eds.; pp. 159–183). G. Giappichelli Editore.
Budic, M. (2018). Suicide, euthanasia and the duty to die: A Kantian approach to euthanasia. Filozofija i društvo, 29(1), 88–114.
Budić, M. (2017). Kantov retributivizam i smrtna kazna. Theoria, 60(3), 130–154.