Dr Vincent C Müller
- Position: University Academic Fellow
- Areas of expertise: Philosophy of Computing and Cognitive Science; Ethics of AI, Robotics, Data Analytics; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Mind; Realism & Anti-Realism; Hilary Putnam, Categories & Kinds; Vagueness
- Email: V.C.Muller@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 17, Blenheim Terrace, LS2 9JT
- Website: Personal Website | Twitter | Googlescholar | Researchgate | ORCID
Vincent C. Müller is University Fellow at the University of Leeds, Professor for Philosophy of Technology at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e) 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. 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 (AI). He has published widely on the philosophy of AI and cognitive science, philosophy of computing, philosophy of language, applied ethics, etc. (citations >200/year). Müller edits the "Oxford handbook of the philosophy of artificial intelligence" (OUP), wrote the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on Ethics of AI and Robotics and has a book forthcoming with OUP on "Can Machines Think?". He presents invited papers around the world ca. once a month and he has organised ca. 25 conferences or workshops, among them a prominent conference series on the Philosophy and Theory of AI (PT-AI). Currently, Müller is principal investigator (PI) on the H2020 EU project "Inclusive Robotics for a Better Society" (INBOTS), Co-I on the H2020 AI platform project AI4EU (20M€) and PI on the NWO project "Ethics of Disruptive Technologies" (26.8M€), from 01/2021. Müller is one of the 32 experts on the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) and one of two 'Key Experts' (PI) in the "International Alliance for human-centric AI" (IA-AI) (2.5M€), consulting the EU on the coordination of AI-policy with other global actors (G7, G20, UNESCO, UN). He has generated ca. 4.5 mil.€ research income for his institutions.
- IA-AI EC (2020-2023), 2.5M€ - PI
- Opacity, EAISI (2020-2023), 300K€ - PI
- ESDT, NWO (2020-2029), 26.8M€ (ca. 5M€ at TU/e) - (PI)
- 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) - PI & Coordinator
- EUCogII, FP 7 INFSO-ICT-231281 (2009-2011), 1.8M€ (1.7M€ at AC) - PI & Coordinator
My publications are listed on http://www.sophia.de/publications.htm, with a link to the publisher, a link to a pdf, and an abstract. They can also be downloaded from my pages on PhilPapers and ResearchGate.
Citations are on my Google Scholar page
Main web page is on www.sophia.de<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
I supervise PhD and Masters' students on philosophy and ethics of information technology.
Research groups and institutes
- Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data