Dr Karina Vold

BA (Toronto), PhD (McGill)

Postdoctoral Affiliate

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College Jobs

  • Postdoctoral Affiliate

University Jobs

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
  • Research Fellow at the Faculty of Philosophy


Email: kvv22@cam.ac.uk

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Dr Karina Vold is a philosopher of mind, cognition, and artificial intelligence. She works on the ethical and societal impacts of emerging technologies and their effects on human cognition.

Dr Vold is a postdoctoral Research Associate at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Philosophy, and a CanadaUK Fellow for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She received her PhD in Philosophy from McGill University and her BA with Honours and High Distinction from the University of Toronto. She has previously been a visiting scholar at Ruhr University, Duke University, and the University of Oslo.

Research Interests

Dr Karina Vold specializes in Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, with further research interests in Artificial Intelligence (AI), AI Ethics, Moral Psychology, and Neuroethics. Her recent projects focus on augmented intelligence, consciousness, AI ethics, and the ethics of augmentation.

She also has recent work on topics such as group cognition, framing effects on legal decision-making, and the ethics of targeting and privacy.

Her publications can be found on the links below.

Some recent articles include ‘Reconciling the Opposing Effects of Neurobiological Evidence on Criminal Sentencing Judgments’ in PLoS ONE, ‘Motivations and Risks of Machine Ethics’ in Proceedings of the IEEE, and ‘Overcoming Deadlock: Scientific and Ethical Reasons to Embrace the Extended Mind’, in Philosophy & Society.