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 Futures 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> 18-20 April 2024 | Questioning Reality Conference, Data Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
> 22-25 July 2024 | Workshop on AI and state-level use of force, Australian National University, Canberra

recent writing & research> Neuroprosthetics, Extended Cognition, and the Problem of Ownership.
Forthcoming. With X. Liao. In Neuro-ProsthEthics – Ethical Implications of Applied Situated Cognition. Springer, B., Beck, O. Friedrich, and J. Heinrichs (Eds.):1-20.
> Assessing AI Capabilities with Education Tests. In Education Research and Innovation
Forthcoming. 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.
> Special Issue on After Covid-19: Crises, Ethics, and Socio-Technical Change.
2022. IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society.
> 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.
> Full list of articles on Google Scholar

recent media> 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> On teaching leave until 2025
> 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

> karina.vold@utoronto.ca
> @karinavold
> Speaking enquiries