David Černý studied philosophy at universities in Bologna and Rome, and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Charles University in Prague. He is now a Research Fellow at the Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences and at the Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
His primary focus is on moral philosophy and personal ontology, particularly on the philosophical and ethical implications of artificial intelligence and robotics. He is the author or co-author of five monographs in the Czech language on the ethics of abortion, animal rights, stem cell research, the principle of double effect, and the ethics of death and dying. He is currently working on a book titled Euthanasia and the Good Life. He has widely published in the Czech and Italian philosophical journals.