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Karina Vold

Associate Fellow (former Research Fellow, 2017 - 2020)


Karina Vold specialises in philosophy of mind and cognition. She received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science from the University of Toronto and her PhD in Philosophy from McGill University. She has been a visiting scholar at Ruhr University, a fellow at Duke University, and a lecturer at Carleton and McGill Universities.Vold is interested in the extent to which our minds are inseparable from our bodies and our wider social, cultural, and physical environments. Her recent work focuses on theories of cognitive extension, intelligence augmentation, consciousness, neuroethics, and decision-making. At CFI she is exploring the topics of AI and human personhood, different models of agency, and ethical questions about the use of AI. More information on her work can be found on her webpage.

In July 2020 she became an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.

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