AI and The Future - Professor Margaret Boden

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:00:00 IST

Professor Margaret Boden, OBE FBA Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex

Margaret A. Boden OBE ScD FBA is Research Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Sussex, where she helped develop the world’s first academic programme in cognitive science. She holds degrees in medical sciences, philosophy, and psychology, and integrates these disciplines with AI in her research. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, and of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (and its British and European equivalents) and has recently been appointed Scientific Advisor to the APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) on AI. She was also a member of the Royal Society’s Policy Committee on “Machine Learning” which published its report Machine Learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example in April 2017.

Her books include The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms (1990/2004), and Mind as Machine: A History of Cognitive Science (2006), and AI, Its Nature and Future (2016).