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Willing to supervise PhD

– agent based modelling of economic and cooperative behaviour, including explaining the correlation between political polarisation and income inequality.
- improving transparency for applied real-time AI, particularly domestic products such as robots, games, and service interface avatars.

Research interests

I am interested in Intelligence. I am widely recognised for my expertise in both building AI, and in understanding and regulating its impact on society. I also publish on cognition and cooperation in nature, largely from an evolutionary perspective.  For more details, please see the links; I maintain many web pages in detail, but not this one. (The links look like globes right under my picture, and are not showing you the labels...)

Teaching interests

I teach Intelligent Control and Cognitive Systems to both postgraduates and advanced undergraduates.  Again, see the links.

External positions

Affiliate, Princeton University

1 Aug 201531 Jul 2017


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • AI ethics
  • AI safety
  • public goods investment
  • evolution of culture
  • evolution of cognition
  • cognitive science
  • autonomy
  • cognitive systems
  • technology policy
  • ethics

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Projects 2005 2020

Research Output 1995 2018


Wortham, R. H. & Bryson, J. J. 26 Apr 2018 Living Machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems. Prescott, T. J., Lepora, N. & Verschure, P. F. M. J. (eds.). Oxford, U. K.: Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Theoretical biology
Moral intuitions

The extended ramp model: A biomimetic model of behaviour arbitration for lightweight cognitive architectures

Gaudl, S. E. & Bryson, J. J. 16 Mar 2018 In : Cognitive Systems Research. 50, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Architectural Accessibility
Costs and Cost Analysis
Behavior Control

Agent-Based Modelling

Gallagher, E. & Bryson, J. J. 7 Nov 2017 Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations

Designing and implementing transparency for real time inspection of autonomous robots

Theodorou, A., Wortham, R. H. & Bryson, J. J. 30 May 2017 In : Connection Science. 29, 3, p. 230-241 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intelligent agents