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> 14-16 February, 2023 | International symposium on Society, AI, and Normativities, OBVIA (Observatoire international sur les impacts sociétaux de l'IA et du numérique)
> 24 March, 2023 | Seminar Series, Association of Philosophy students, University of Toronto Scarborough
> 19 April, 2023 | AI Ethics Series, Louisiana State University Ethics Institute
> 28 April, 2023 | Philosophy of AI meeting, Syracuse University
> 23-28 May, 2023 | The 28th International Science of Consciousness Conference
> 29 May - June 1 2023 | Symposium on Value Alignment, Canadian Philosophical Association
> 24-27 August, 2023 | Conference on the Extended Mind Thesis, University of Colorado, Boulder

recent writing & research> Viewpoint: Your Prompt is My Command: Assessing the Human-Centred Generality of Multi-Modal Models Forthcoming, 2023. Journal of AI Research. With W. Schellaert, J. Burden, F. Martinez-Plumed, P. Casares, B. Loe, R. Reichart, S. Ó hÉigeartaigh, A. Korhonen, and J. Hernández-Orallo.> 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 | CBC News interview on AI-Generated Portraits
> 2022 | The Varsity covers the September Soiree in Technophilosophy
> 2022 | WNYC's The Takeaway Radio Show Interview on AI sentience
> 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 | WNPR Connecticut Public Radio Interview on the ethics of AI
> 2022 | Interview for Maclean's Magazine's Annual University Rankings Edition

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
> Speaking enquiries