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Academic background

Vincent C. Müller is Professor for Philosophy of Technology at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e), University Fellow at the University of Leeds and Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, London - as well as President of the European Society for Cognitive Systems and Chair of the euRobotics topics group on 'ethical, legal and socio-economic issues'. He studied philosophy with cognitive science, linguistics and history at the universities of Marburg, Hamburg, London and Oxford. Later, he was Professor at Anatolia College/ACT (Thessaloniki), Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton University and James Martin Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Müller is known for his research on theory and ethics of disruptive technologies, particularly artificial intelligence. He has published >40 academic papers as well as 16 edited volumes on the philosophy of AI and cognitive science, philosophy of computing, philosophy of language, applied ethics, etc. (citations: h-16). He has organised ca. 25 conferences or workshops and presents invited papers around the world. Müller edits the "Oxford handbook of the philosophy of artificial intelligence", organizes a conference series on the Theory and Philosophy of AI and is principal investigator of a EU-funded project on "Inclusive Robotics for a Better Society" (INBOTS) and on the large AI platform project AI4EU. He is a senior participant on the NL 'Gravitation' grant on the "Ethics of Disruptive Technologies" (26.8M€). He has generated ca. 3.9 mil.€ research income for his institutions.

Main projects

  • ESDT, NWO (2020-2029), 26.8M€ (ca. 5M€ at TU/e) - Co-I
  • AI4EU, H2020 ICT-26-2018 (2019-2021), 20M€ (141K€ at ULeeds) - Co-I
  • INBOTS, H2020 ICT-28-2017-1 (2018-2020), 3M€ (112K€ at ULeeds) - PI
  • DiDIY, H2020 ICT-31-644344 (2014-2017), 2M€ (230K€ at AC) - PI
  • EUCogIII, FP7 INFSO-ICT-269981 (2012-2014), 2M€ (1.64M€ at AC) - Coordinator
  • EUCogII, FP 7 INFSO-ICT-231281 (2009-2011), 1.8M€ (1.7M€ at AC) - Coordinator

 

Areas of Specialisation

Philosophy of AI and Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing, Ethics of Technology (AI, Robotics, Data Analytics), Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Realism & Anti-Realism, Hilary Putnam, Categories & Kinds, Vagueness

Areas of Expertise

Ethics, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Science, Free Will, Early Analytic Philosophy, Kant, Rousseau, Robotics

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Research Output

Ethics of artificial intelligence and robotics

Müller, V. C., 30 Apr 2020, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Zalta, E. N. (ed.). Palo Alto, Cal.: Stanford University, 70 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionaryAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
  • Measuring progress in robotics: benchmarking and the ‘measure-target confusion’

    Müller, V. C., 1 Jan 2020, Metrics of Sensory Motor Coordination and Integration in Robots and Animals: How to Measure the Success of Bioinspired Solutions with Respect to their Natural Models, and Against More ‘Artificial’ Solutions?. Bonsignorio, F., Messina, E., del Pobil, A. P. & Hallam, J. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 169-179 11 p. (Cognitive Systems Monographs; vol. 36).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  • Blended cognition

    Müller, V. C. (ed.) & Vallverdú, J. (ed.), Oct 2019, Cham: Springer. 314 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademicpeer-review

  • Ethical issues for robotics and autonomous systems

    McDermid, I. S., Müller, V. C., Pipe, T., Porter, Z. & Winfield, A., 2019, UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network. 18 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

    In 30 Schritten zum Mond? Zukünftiger Fortschritt in der KI

    Translated title of the contribution: In 30 steps to the moon? : Future progress in AIMüller, V. C., 5 Oct 2018, In : Medienkorrespondenz. 20, p. 5-15 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

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