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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

Game Technology as an Intervention for Public Understanding of Sociality

Bryson, J., Coman, A. & Reidl, M.


Project: Research-related funding

Virtual reality
Data storage equipment
Computer games
Biochemical oxygen demand

Research Output 1995 2019

Evolutionary Psychology and Artificial Intelligence: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Human Behaviour

Wilson, H., Rauwolf, P. & Bryson, J. J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) The SAGE Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. Shackelford, T. (ed.). Sage Publications, 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

How Society Can Maintain Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence

Bryson, J. J. & Theodorou, A., 1 Jan 2019, Human-Centered Digitalization and Services. Toivonen, M. & Saari, E. (eds.). Springer, p. 305-323 19 p. (Translational System Sciences).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Improving Robot Transparency: An Investigation With Mobile Augmented Reality

Rotsidis, A., Theodorou, A., Bryson, J. J. & Wortham, R. H., 2019. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

1 Citation (Scopus)

Instinct: A Biologically Inspired Reactive Planner for Intelligent Embedded Systems

Wortham, R. H., Gaudl, S. E. & Bryson, J. J., 1 Oct 2019, In : Cognitive Systems Research. 57, p. 207-215 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Embedded systems
Costs and Cost Analysis

The Artificial Intelligence of the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: An Introductory Overview for Law and Regulation

Bryson, J. J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. Dubber, M., Pasquale, F. & Das, S. (eds.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary


An agent-independent task learning framework

Author: Wood, M., 1 Jul 2008

Supervisor: Bryson, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Building Robust Real-Time Game AI: Simplifying & Automating Integral Process Steps in Multi-Platform Design

Author: Gaudl, S., 3 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Bryson, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Designing Emotionally Expressive Behaviour: Intelligibility and Predictability in Human-Robot Interaction

Author: Novikova, J., 1 Mar 2016

Supervisor: Watts, L. (Supervisor) & Bryson, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Evolutionary Innovations and Dynamics in Wagner's Model of Genetic Regulatory Networks

Author: Wang, Y., 18 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Bryson, J. (Supervisor), Priest, N. (Supervisor) & Davenport, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Evolution of the Social Contract

Author: Taylor, D., 1 Mar 2014

Supervisor: Bryson, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD