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Ryan Burnell

Associate Fellow


Ryan is working as a Senior Research Associate in the Foundational AI team at The Alan Turing Institute in London. He was formerly a Research Associate in the RECOG-AI team at CFI from 2021-2023, and remains an Associate Fellow at the centre. He is also an Associate Fellow at Pembroke College and a board member for the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.

Ryan's research sits at the intersection of artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology, where he is working to apply theories and paradigms from cognitive science to develop more robust ways of evaluating AI systems. This work has been published in top journals such as Science, and featured in popular media outlets such as the BBC, The Atlantic, and the Telegraph. Ryan's work has also received funding from various sources, including the EU Horizon's Trustworthy AI Network.

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