Sussex Research Professor Margaret Boden to advise Cambridge Research Centre…

Margaret Boden, Research Professor of Cognitive Science, has been invited to be an external scientific adviser to the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), which was founded by philosopher Professor Huw Price and Professor (Lord) Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and a former member of faculty at Sussex.


CSER –  a multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to the study and mitigation of risks arising from issues such as progress in AI, also tracks developments in biotechnology and artificial life, nanotechnology and the possible extreme effects of anthropogenic climate change. Professor Boden’s particular research interest is in the human mind: what it is, how it works, and how it relates to the brain and to evolution.

Other advisers to the CSER include theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking and Professor (Lord) Robert May, former President of the Royal Society and former Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK government, Professor Boden is in very good company indeed!

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