Max Baker-Hytch received his doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford University in 2014, and held two postdoctoral research fellowships, one at Oxford (2014-15) and one at the University of Notre Dame (2015-16), before taking up his current position. He is currently Tutor in Philosophy at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University and is a member of the Philosophy Faculty at Oxford University. Max has published scholarly articles on various topics at the intersection of analytic philosophy of religion and epistemology and is currently working on a book on God and evidential ambiguity as part of Cambridge University Press’s Elements series.
Scientist in Residence
Nigel Crook is Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange and Professor of AI and Robotics at Oxford Brookes University. He is also the Founding Director of the Institute for Ethical AI (ethical-ai.ac.uk). He graduated from Lancaster University with a BSc (hons) in Computing and Philosophy in 1982 and was awarded his PhD at Oxford Brookes (CNAA) in explainable AI in 1991. He has over 30 years of experience as a lecturer and a researcher in AI. His research interests include machine learning, embodied conversational agents, social robotics and autonomous moral machines. He is author of the forthcoming book “Rise of the Moral Machines: An exploration of moral agency in humans and machines” (SPCK/Lion-hudson)
Sam Speight is a DPhil Candidate in Computer Science at Oriel College, University of Oxford. Prior to this, he obtained an MS in Logic, Computation and Methodology from Carnegie Mellon University (2015-17) and a MSci in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Bristol (2011-15). Sam’s research lies in the intersection of computer science and mathematics. He is interested in type theory (formal languages for doing mathematics and programming), category theory (the mathematics of structure) and logic (the mathematics of inference).