Faculty Profile: Karina Vold

Karina Vold

Assistant Professor, Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science & Technology

Karina Vold.Karina Vold is an Assistant Professor in the Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science and Technology, a Faculty Associate at the Centre for Ethics and a Faculty Affiliate at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology & Society.

Vold specializes in the philosophy of cognitive science and the philosophy of artificial intelligence (AI). She is interested in situated views of cognition; the risks, capacities and limitations of current and future AI/machine learning (ML); and the ethical development and use of emerging cognitive technologies.

Vold also has policy interests around how best to govern and regulate AI/ML-driven technologies and has previously worked with sections of the U.K. Government on data and tech regulation.

Vold received her BA with high distinction from U of T and her PhD in Philosophy from McGill University. She spent three years working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge’s Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and Faculty of Philosophy. During that time, she also worked as a Digital Charter Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute and as a Canada-U.K. Fellow for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

She was a 2019 winner of the American Philosophical Association’s Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest, for an article she published in Aeon Magazine and is the author of many publications in her field.

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