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Anders Hedman

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

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LINDSTEDTSVÄGEN 3, PLAN 6

About me

Research

I have a background in philosophy, computer science and psychology. My research combines these three areas.

Topics: Cognitive endurance (a topic I coined for a research project), Computer technology and society, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive science, Mindfulness, Philosophy of mind, Consciousness, Eastern and Western Philosophy, especially contrasting views from these traditions, Ethics.

My consciousness book is the most comprehensive account of my philosophical views:

Teaching

Human-computer interaction, philosophy and scientific method, ethics, artificial intelligence and society.

Education and work

  • Docent in Media Technology and Interaction 2018, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
  • Associate professor at the Dept. of Media and Interaction Design (2010-present), The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • National Expert at the European Commission in the Unit of Future and Emerging Technologies, Brussels, Belgium (2008-2010)
  • Visiting Fellow: University of Berkeley at California at Berkeley, Department of Philosophy (2005-2008)
  • PhD Human-computer interaction, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (2004)
  • MA Computer Science, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (2001)
  • BA Philosophy & Psychology, Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley. Phi Beta Kappa, Honors in Philosophy (1995

News

AI for Good, Freedom of Thought & Human Nature

AI for Good, Freedom of Thought & Human Nature

oral presentation at KTH innovation June 14th 2023.

Implications of Generative AI for Understanding the Mind and Brain in Cognitive Science and Related Fields of Inquiry

StratNeuro conference, poster May 2023.

AI Adoption, Sentience, and Safety — An Interview with Professor Anders Hedman

March 2023

Swedish Transport Agency panel discussion on AI and what it means to be human during Railway Day -- Swedish

Järnvägens säkerhetskonferens 2021 - Inspirationsföreläsning

What are the limits of AI?

Mötet – Robotar - hot eller möjlighet? | SVT Play

I was interesting to be part of this discussion on AI and human abilities on the "philosophical room" talk radio (Swedish) in the spring of 2021.

-Hanna Mandolin interviewed me on radio and we discussed persuasive technologies (in Swedish):

I and Haibo Li were winners in the KTH Innovation 2016 Innovation challenge.

I Haibo Li and Tina Zu received the Karolinska Center for Sustainability prize for best research project during their recent networking day in April 2016. http://ki.se/forskning/css-blogg


Courses

Artificial Intelligence in Society (DM2585), examiner, course responsible | Course web

Big Data in Media Technology (DM2583), teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, Second Cycle (DA231X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, Second Cycle (DA239X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, Second Cycle (DA250X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specialising in ICT Innovation, Second Cycle (DA256X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specialising in ICT Innovation, Second Cycle (DA258X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specializing in Interactive Media Technology, Second Cycle (DA232X), examiner, teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specializing in Media Management, Second Cycle (DA234X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Media Technology, Second Cycle (DM250X), examiner | Course web

Generative AI for Media Technology and Interaction Design (DM2586), teacher | Course web

Human Centered Technology for Disabilities (DM2624), teacher | Course web

Media Lab (DM2582), teacher | Course web

Research Methods in Interactive Media Technology (DM2713), examiner, course responsible | Course web