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.

affiliations> Research Lead at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society
> AI2050 Early Career Fellow, Schmidt Sciences Foundation
> 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
> Faculty Associate at the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics

upcoming events
> 2-5 July 2024 | Conference for the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, University of Tokyo
> 22-25 July 2024 | Workshop on AI and state-level use of force, Australian National University, Canberra> 19 September 2024 | The Evolving Landscape of Human Research with AI – Putting Ethics to Practice, Exploratory Workshop - Office for Human Research Protections, Maryland> 22-24 October 2024 | Keynote Lecture, 2024 Fraud Conference Canada, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Ottawa> 30 October - 3 November 2024 | AIsola Conference 2024, Crete> 18 November 2024 Bioethics in AI, 2nd Annual Transplant AI Symposium, University Health Network, Toronto> 6 December 2024 | AI and Humanity Lab, Hong Kong University> 11-13 December 2024 | AI Ethics Conference, Hong Kong Catastrophic Risk Centre, Lingnan University

recent writing & research> Neuroprosthetics, Extended Cognition, and the Problem of Ownership.
2024. With X. Liao. In Neuro-ProsthEthics – Ethical Implications of Applied Situated Cognition. Springer, B., Beck, O. Friedrich, and J. Heinrichs (Eds.):1-20.
> Human-AI Cognitive Teaming: Using AI to Support State-level Decision Making on the Resort to Force.
2024. Australian Journal of International Affairs 78 (2): 229-236.
> Assessing AI Capabilities with Education Tests. In Education Research and Innovation
2023. With Staneva, M., Baret, A., Gobert, J., et al. AI and the Future of Skills: Methods and evaluation AI capabilities, Vol. 2. OECD.
> Your Prompt is My Command: Assessing the Human-Centred Generality of Multi-Modal Models.
2023. Journal of AI Research, 77, pp. 377-389. With W. Schellaert, J. Burden, F. Martinez-Plumed, P. Casares, B. Loe, R. Reichart, S. Ó hÉigeartaigh, A. Korhonen, and J. Hernández-Orallo.
> ChatGPT: Rebel without a cause.
2023. Blog post for Daily Nous: Philosophers on Next-Generation Large Language Models.
> 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.
> 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.
> Full list of articles on Google Scholar

recent media
> 2024 | UofT Magazine on learning from AI
> 2023 | CBC News interview about ChatGPT's use of human labour
> 2023 | MIT Tech Review on existential risks from AI
> 2023 | CBC News interview about ChatGPT's use of human labour
> 2023 | Pivot Magazine on ethics concerns of AI-generated stories
> 2023 | Global News on existential risks from AI
> 2023 | The Globe and Mail Policy updates for AI Chatbots
> 2023 | CBC News on existential risks from AI
> 2023 | Yahoo Finance interview on what ChatGPT says about itself
> 2022 | WNYC's The Takeaway Radio Show interview about AI sentience
> 2022 | Toronto Star Is AI inching closer to sentience?
> 2022 | WNPR Connecticut Public Radio interview about the ethics of AI
> 2022 | Maclean's Magazine's interview for Annual University Rankings Edition

courses> Winter 2025 | HPS4011H: Graduate Seminar on Cognitive Technologies
> Winter 2023 | HPS340H: The Limits of Machine Intelligence
> Fall 2023 | HPS100H: Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science
> Fall 2023 | HPS4011H: Graduate Seminar on Cognitive Technologies

> contact me at [email protected]
> @karinavold
> speaking enquiries