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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

Global Mobility Scheme - Artificial intelligence, intelligent systems

Bryson, J. & De Vos, M.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

EU Cognition Network Actions - Outreach Projects

Bryson, J.


Project: EU Commission

Virtual reality
Data storage equipment
Computer games
Biochemical oxygen demand

Research Output 1995 2019

The Past Decade and Future of AI’s Impact on Society

Bryson, J. J., 2019, Towards a New Enlightenment? A Transcendent Decade. Madrid: Turner, Vol. 11. 34 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access


Wortham, R. H. & Bryson, J. J., 26 Apr 2018, Living Machines: A Handbook of Research in Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems. Prescott, T. J., Lepora, N. & Verschure, P. F. M. J. (eds.). Oxford, U. K.: Oxford University Press, p. 312-326

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Expectations of Fairness and Trust Co-Evolve in Environments of Partial Information

Rauwolf, P. & Bryson, J. J., 1 Dec 2018, In : Dynamic Games and Applications. 8, 4, p. 891-917 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Partial Information

Instinct: A Biologically Inspired Reactive Planner for Intelligent Embedded Systems

Wortham, R. H., Gaudl, S. E. & Bryson, J. J., 2 Nov 2018, In : Cognitive Systems Research. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Embedded systems
Costs and Cost Analysis
3 Citations (Scopus)

Patiency Is Not a Virtue: The Design of Intelligent Systems and Systems of Ethics

Bryson, J. J., 1 Mar 2018, In : Ethics and Information Technology. 20, 1, p. 15-26

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Electric grounding
artificial intelligence
Intelligent systems
moral philosophy


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