Karina Vold

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Assistant Professor


St. George,

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  • BA (Philosophy & Political Science), University of Toronto
  • PhD (Philosophy), McGill

Karina Vold works at the intersection of the philosophy of cognitive science, the philosophy of technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and applied ethics. She is cross-appointed in the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) and the Department of Philosophy. Before joining the IHPST, she worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge.

In her recent work, Vold has written on the implications of theories of extended cognition, on responsible innovation in online therapy, and on the capabilities and risks of AI. Her current projects include researching the effects of AI on human cognition and autonomy, understanding the harms arising from targeted online “nudging,” evaluating arguments for existential threats from AI, and building frameworks for the ethical design of AI systems.

Research Interests:

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cognitive Science, Ethics, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science


Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, 91 Charles Street West, Victoria College, Toronto, ON, M5S 1K7