Dr. Karina Vold is a philosopher of cognitive science and artificial intelligence & an assistant professor at the University of Toronto's Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.

current affiliations> Research Lead at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society
> Faculty Associate at the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics
> Associate Fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
> Graduate faculty at the University of Toronto's Department of Philosophy
> Faculty Fellow, Victoria College, University of Toronto

upcoming talks> 24 September, 2022 | Panel on Critical Perspectives on AI, Walter Gordon Symposium, University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
> 30 September, 2022 | Jarislowsky Chair Lecture Series in Human Nature and Technology, McGill University
> 1 November, 2022 | Network Launch, Closed-loop neural interface technologies (Close-NIT) Project

recent writing & research> Special Issue on After Covid-19: Crises, Ethics, and Socio-Technical Change Forthcoming, 2022. IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society.> AI Extenders and the Ethics of Mental Health. 2022. In Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Brain and Mental Health, Springer’s Advances in Neuroethics Book Series. With J. Hernández-Orallo.> Special Issue on Responsible Digital Health. 2022. In Frontiers in Digital Health. With N. Ahmadpour, G. Ludden, & D. Peters.> Believing in Black Boxes: Must Machine Learning in Healthcare be Explainable to be Evidence-Based? 2021. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. With L. McCoy, C. Brenna, S. Chen, and S. Das.> How Does AI Pose an Existential Threat? 2021. Oxford Handbook on Digital Ethics, Oxford University Press, C. Veliz (Ed). With D. Harris.> Can Consciousness Extend? 2021. Philosophical Topics, 48(1), pp. 243-264.> Supporting Human Autonomy in AI Systems: A framework for ethical enquiry. 2020. In Ethics of Digital Well-being. Philosophical Studies Series. With R. Calvo, D. Peters, and R. Ryan.> Extended Mathematical Cognition: External representations with non-derived content. 2020. Synthese, 197(9), 3757-3777. With D. Schlimm.> Responsible AI - Two frameworks for ethical design practice. 2020. IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society, 1(1): 34-47. With D. Peters, D. Robinson, and R. Calvo.> Full list of articles on Google Scholar

recent media and interviews
> 2022 | The Varsity covers the September Soiree in Technophilosophy
> 2022 | WNYC's The Takeaway Radio Show Interview on AI sentience
> 2022 | CBC News Interview on artificial consciousness and sentience
> 2022 | WNPR Connecticut Public Radio Interview on the ethics of AI
> 2022 | on the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics list for 2022
> 2022 | CityNews Toronto on the use of AI in Pearson Airport security
> 2022 | Interview for Maclean's Magazine's Annual University Rankings Edition
> 2021 | ZDF's film "AI: The Last Intervention" (KI: Die letzte Erfindung)

courses> Fall 2022 | HPS100H: Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science
> Fall 2022 | HPS4011H: Graduate Seminar on Cognitive Technologies
> Winter 2023 | HPS340H: The Limits of Machine Intelligence

> karina.vold@utoronto.ca
> @karinavold
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