I'm a researcher and Associate Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Selwyn College. I'm also a Senior Research Fellow in the Kinds of Intelligence Programme at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.
My research focuses on issues related to nonhuman animal cognition and communication, artificial intelligence, and mechanistic explanation in biology and cognitive science.
KINDS OF INTELLIGENCE
The Kinds of Intelligence Programme explores the nature of intelligence through the study of machines, humans and other animals. We examine topics as wide ranging as creativity, augmentation and consciousness.
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THE USE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TERMS IN AI
In this Nature paper, Henry Shevlin and I argue that care should be taken before we employ the kind of psychological vocabulary currently applied to humans and animals to artificial systems.
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Are current AI as smart as crows or honey bees? The Animal-AI Olympics draws on cutting-edge work in animal cognition research to test the capabilities of AI. Recently covered in the New Scientist, MIT Technology Review and Digital Trends, the full competition was released in July 2019.
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