Alongside work on AI, Anne’s doctoral research is in the sociology of knowledge, focusing on the online work of independent commissions and their role in British politics.
Research Assistant & DPhil Student
My current research investigates the 2021 “Sewell Report” published by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities from a digital sociology of knowledge perspective. More generally, I am interested in meaning-making and the various roles knowledge plays in social life – both online and offline – and draw from feminist and critical theory to explore the politics of knowledge.
Alongside the DPhil, I also work as a Research Assistant on the Creative Algorithmic Intelligence project – a collaboration between the OII and the Machine Learning Research Group – and am an associate member of the Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology.
My background is in Sociology and Women’s Studies.
I’m always interested in exchanging with others working on directly or tangentially related questions – just drop me a line!
Epistemology, critical and feminist theory, artificial intelligence.
Positions held at the OII:
- Research Assistant, October 2018 – October 2020, Creative Algorithmic Intelligence: Capabilities and Complementarity
Participants: Professor Michael Osborne, Professor Rebecca Eynon, Anne Ploin, Dr Paul Duckworth
This project seeks to map present and future interfaces between human and artificial creative intelligence, and investigate the ways in which creative human/AI collaboration may contribute to human flourishing.
My project work is funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. My DPhil research is generously supported by the Clarendon Fund.