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Joanna Bryson

Hertie School

Joanna J. Bryson is a transdisciplinary researcher on the structure and dynamics of human- and animal-like intelligence. Her research ranges from systems engineering of Artificial Intelligence (AI), through autonomy, cognition, robot ethics, human cooperation on to technology policy and has appeared in venues ranging from Reddit to Science.  She holds degrees in Psychology from Chicago and Edinburgh, and AI from Edinburgh and MIT. She has additional professional research experience from Princeton, Oxford, Harvard, and LEGO, and technical experience both in Chicago's financial industry and international management consultancy. Bryson is presently Professor of Ethics and Technology at Hertie School of Governance.