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]
Recent and upcoming events
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)
"Value, Addiction, & Proportional Blame", Research Group in Rationality, Action, and Mind, King's College London (December 7, 2020) (Online)
"Indirect Moral Belief Change," Invited Session, SSPP (December 5, 2020). (Online)
"Computational Cognitive Ontology", Cognitive Ontology Conference, Pittsburgh History and Philosophy of Science (October 29, 2020) (Online)
"Passing the Moral Turing Test," CogSci 2020, Toronto (July 29-Aug 1, 2020) (Online)
"Value, Addiction, & Proportional Blame," Philosophical Moral Psychology, Salzburg (July 8-10, 2020) (Online)
“Prospective Memory and Weakness of Will,” Prospective Memory Workshop, Washington University in St. Louis (February 21, 2020)