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 talks
> 28 April 2023 | Ethical Foundations of Data Science, Syracuse University
> 23-28 May 2023 | 28th International Science of Consciousness Conference
> 29 May - June 1 2023 | Symposium on Value Alignment, Canadian Philosophical Association
> 22-25 June 2023 | 26th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, New York University
> 28-30 June 2023 | Workshop on AI and state-level use of force, Australian National University, Canberra
> 24-27 August 2023 | Conference on the Extended Mind Thesis at 25 Years, University of Colorado, Boulder

recent writing & research> ChatGPT: Rebel without a cause. 2023. Blog post for Daily Nous: Philosophers on Next-Generation Large Language Models.> 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. 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.> Full list of articles on Google Scholar

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

courses> 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