Kanta Dihal

Kanta Dihal

Dr Kanta Dihal is a Senior Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge. She is the Principal Investigator on the Global AI Narratives project, which explores intercultural public understanding of artificial intelligence as constructed by fictional and nonfictional narratives, and the Project Development Lead on Decolonizing AI. She obtained her DPhil in science communication at the University of Oxford in 2018: in her thesis, titled ‘The Stories of Quantum Physics,’ she investigated the communication of conflicting interpretations of quantum physics to adults and children. Kanta’s research focuses on the portrayals and perceptions of intelligent machines across cultures, and how they help us think about ethics and bias in new technologies. Her work intersects the fields of science communication, literature and science, and science fiction. She is co-editor of AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking About Intelligent Machines (Oxford University Press, 2020) and has co-authored a series of papers on AI narratives with Dr Stephen Cave, including ‘The Whiteness of AI’ (Philosophy and Technology, 2020). She has advised the World Economic Forum, the UK House of Lords, and the United Nations on portrayals and perceptions of AI.

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    University of Cambridge
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    Senior Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
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