Dr Stephen Cave

IAS Annual Theme: AI:Facts, Fictions, Futures

Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge University

Dr Stephen Cave is Executive Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Philosophy, and Fellow of Hughes Hall, all at the University of Cambridge.

At CFI, he oversees a team of researchers across five programmes on the nature and impact of AI in the short and long term. His own research is in philosophy of technology, in particular critical perspectives on AI, robotics and life-extension technologies. His book Immortality (Penguin Random House, 2012), was a New Scientist book of the year and has been translated into many languages.

He is co-editor of AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking About Intelligent Machines (OUP, 2020) and Imagining AI: How the World Sees Intelligent Machines (OUP, forthcoming 2022). In addition to his research and writing, he has served in the British Diplomatic Service and advised many governmental and international bodies.

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