Postdoctoral researcher at Delft University of Technology

At TU Delft, I am acting as project manager for the SPATIAL H2020 project which launched in 2021. This project concerns itself with addressing data security and trustworthiness issues in distributed systems involving AI black-boxes. The project’s goal is to design and develop resilient accountable metrics, privacy-preserving methods, verification tools and system solutions to serve as critical building blocks for trustworthy AI in ICT systems and cybersecurity. 

I obtained my Ph.D. in Philosophy of Mind at Oxford Brookes University where my research revolved around identifying paths of compatibility between world-involving perspectives on cognition and traditional computationalism. From there, I worked for two years as a Postdoc at Umeå University’s Department of Computing Science where I started researching Explainable AI and how to define trustworthiness and transparency in AI-based systems.

My current research interests lie in examining the relationship between the human mind and AI-embedded environments. In particular, how the offloading and uploading of cognitive processes into cognitive niches in our environment, especially AI systems, affects human autonomy and agency on a societal scale, and in what ways digital entanglement can be designed in order to empower rather than modulate end user behaviour. From this also comes an interest in the ethical issues (both current and theoretical) surrounding trustworthy AI, the regulation thereof and its impact on society.

Marcus Westberg

My Sessions

The EU’s Game-Changing AI Act: What it means and Where it’ll take us

Day 2, Thursday 28th September 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST
Data Protection & Privacy Hub


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