Feb 3, 2021

Dr. Mihaela Chita-Tegmark — Human Robot Interaction Lab, Tufts U — Co-Founder, Future of Life Inst

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, existential risks, robotics/AI

Is a postdoctoral scholar at Tufts University, where she conducts research in their Human Robot Interaction Lab (https://hrilab.tufts.edu/).

With a background in psychology and the social sciences, Dr. Chita-Tegmark is interested in topics at the intersection of technology and psychology, such as using artificial social agents in healthcare and the impact of such emerging technologies on human social interactions and well-being.

Dr. Chita-Tegmark has her Ph.D from Boston University in Psychology and Developmental Sciences, and she is an alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she spent time studying role of social information in children’s lives, how social information influences the way children cooperate and engage in strategic decision-making, as well as on projects related to the development of social attention and language skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Dr. Chita-Tegmark is also a Co-Founder of the Future of Life Institute (https://futureoflife.org/), a non-profit research institute and outreach organization that works to mitigate existential risks facing humanity, including those from advanced artificial intelligence (AI), to bio-engineering, to autonomous weapons, and to help promote positive uses of technology.

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