Imperial College London

Cosmin Badea

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Casual - Visiting lect, guest spkr, ext. examiner



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Cosmin Badea is Course Leader and lecturer for the "Ethics, Privacy, AI in Society" course in the Department of Computing at Imperial College. He is also Lecturer in Philosophy at Imperial in the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication, where he leads the "Contemporary Philosophy" course.

Since 2019, he has had responsibility overall for the design and coordination of the "Ethics in AI" module, and lectures on aspects such as ethics, the design of artificial agents, intelligence, and explainability in the context of Artificial Intelligence.

Since 2021, he has been leading the "Contemporary Philosophy" course where he teaches about crucial developments in philosophy since the turn of the twentieth century, focusing on the "linguistic turn" in philosophy and the relationship between philosophy and other disciplines, looking at aspects such as pragmatism, logical positivism, phenomenology and structuralism/post-structuralism.

His research focuses on Artificial Intelligence, and in particular topics such as Logic & AI, Practical Reasoning for AI, Ethics, Machine Ethics, Decision Theory and Deontic Logic. Other research interests are Philosophy of the Mind and Game Theory.



Hindocha S, Badea C, 2021, Moral exemplars for the virtuous machine: the clinician’s role in ethical artificial intelligence for healthcare, Ai and Ethics, ISSN:2730-5953

Badea C, Have a break from making decisions, have a MARS: The Multi-valued Action Reasoning System

Badea C, Artus G, Morality, Machines and the Interpretation Problem: A value-based, Wittgensteinian approach to building Moral Agents


Badea C, Gilpin L, Establishing Meta-Decision-Making for AI: An Ontology of Relevance, Representation and Reasoning, The AAAI-21 Fall Symposium on Cognitive Systems for Anticipatory Thinking - 3rd Wave Autonomy

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