Julia Haas

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.

Recent and upcoming events

  • 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)