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Dimitri Coelho Mollo

I am an Assistant Professor with focus in Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence. My main areas of research are Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, and Philosophy of Science.

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Assistant professor at Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Units: Philosophy
Location
A, Humanisthuset, HUM.J.113 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliation
Affiliated as other position at Centre for Transdiciplinary AI

I am an Assistant Professor with focus in Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence.

My main areas of research are Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, and Philosophy of Science. I am also interested in the ethics of current and future use of AI systems, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Climate Science. I am happy to supervise students in these areas.

My main focus is on foundational and epistemological issues in Artificial Intelligence and the cognitive sciences, regarding, among others, the concepts of representation, computation, and intelligence.

Questions that I have been tackling include:

  • What are the best theories of representation and computation for the study of cognition and intelligence?
  • Can we account for cognitive representation and computation in a scientifically-acceptable, mind-independent way? Do we actually need to?
  • What roles do abstraction and idealisation play in our models of animal and artificial intelligence?
  • What internal and external capacities and structures are required for intelligent behaviour?
  • How should we characterise intelligent behaviour to start with?
  • How can we understand the workings and impact of AI applications as individuals and as societies?

I make use of tools and results from philosophy and science in trying to answer these and related questions.

I have also a strong interest in scientific and philosophical communication and public engagement initiatives.

Erkenntnis
Coelho Mollo, Dimitri
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, University of Chicago Press 2021, Vol. 72, (4) : 1129-1153
Coelho Mollo, Dimitri
Coelho Mollo, Dimitri; Millière, Raphael; Rathkopf, Charles; et al.
Synthese, Springer 2021, Vol. 199, (3-4) : 6875-6895
Coelho Mollo, Dimitri
Philosophy of science (East Lansing), Cambridge University Press 2019, Vol. 86, (3) : 431-452
Coelho Mollo, Dimitri
Topoi (Dordrecht), Springer 2017, Vol. 39, (1) : 103-113
Coelho Mollo, Dimitri
Philosophia (Ramat Gan), Springer 2015, Vol. 43, (3) : 687-699
Coelho Mollo, Dimitri