I'm a Senior Research Scientist in the Ethics Research Team at DeepMind. I was previously an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Neuroscience Program at Rhodes College and an affiliated researcher with ANU's Humanizing Machine Intelligence Grand Challenge. I was also a Research Fellow in the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University and a McDonnell Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology program at Washington University in St. Louis.
My research is in the philosophy of cognitive science and neuroscience. I work on the nature of valuation and its role in theories of the mind. My current work includes investigating the possibility of meaningfully moral artificial intelligence.
My curriculum vitae: [PDF]
I'm married to fellow philosopher Ben Henke.
I am on parental leave September 17, 2022 - September 24, 2023.
Recent and upcoming events
Absolutely Interdisciplinary, University of Toronto, June 2023
Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society Seminar Series, University of Toronto (March 2022) (Online)
"Artificial Moral Cognition," AI Ethics MSt, Cambridge University (January 2022)
FHI Workshop, Oxford University (November 2021) (Online)
LATAM Free Will, Agency and Responsibility Workshop (September 2021) (Online) (Declined due to illness)
"Artificial moral cognition," Engineering and Reverse-Engineering Morality CogSci Workshop (July 2021) (Online)
"Evaluative Intelligence," Kinds of Intelligence 3, Cambridge University (June 24, 2021) (Online)
"Value, Addiction, & Proportional Blame," Philosophical Psychology Group, Florida State University (February 26, 2021) (Online)
"Valuation and attention," Center for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp (February 25, 2021) (Online)
Humanizing Machine Intelligence at the Australian National University
Predictive Processing Workshop at Tufts
Decision Making Workshop at Washington University in St. Louis
Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, for whom I have taught Philosophy of Science