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Prof. Murray Shanahan

Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Department of Computing, Imperial College London

Principal Research Scientist, Google DeepMind


Murray Shanahan is a principal research scientist at Google DeepMind and Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London. Educated at Imperial College (BSc(Eng) computer science) and Cambridge University (King’s College; PhD computer science), he became a full professor at Imperial in 2006, and joined DeepMind in 2017. His publications span artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, logic, dynamical systems, computational neuroscience, and philosophy of mind. He is active in public engagement, and was scientific advisor on the film Ex Machina. He has written several books, including “Embodiment and the Inner Life” (2010) and “The Technological Singularity” (2015).

Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Consciousness
  • Large language models



Twitter: @mpshanahan


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