Anne's research focuses on AI as a knowledge project, with special interest in the sciences of intelligence, theological approaches to AI, and feminist-critical theory.
Research Assistant & DPhil Student
My research focuses on exploring “artificial intelligence” as a knowledge project (particularly where AI research emerges from the intersection of technical work and the cognitive and neuro-sciences) using mixed social-scientific and science-historical approaches. I’m also really interested in theological approaches to AI and productively confronting feminist theory to different levels of the AI stack.
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.
I have an MSt in Women’s Studies (Oxon) and a BSc in Sociology (LSE).
I’m always interested in exchanging with others working on directly, tangentially, or methodologically related questions––so do 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.