Dr Kanta Dihal is a postdoctoral researcher at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge. She leads the Global AI Narratives project, which explores intercultural public understanding of artificial intelligence as constructed by fictional and nonfictional narratives. Kanta’s work intersects the fields of science communication, literature and science, and science fiction. She has a PhD in science communication from the University of Oxford: in her thesis, ‘The Stories of Quantum Physics,’ she investigated the communication of conflicting interpretations of quantum physics to adults and children. She is co-editor of the new book AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking About Intelligent Machines (Oxford University Press, 2020). She is currently writing the books AI: A Mythology (with Dr Stephen Cave) and Stories in Superposition. For more of her publications, see the Publications page.
Kanta’s popular writing has appeared in, among others, the Huffington Post, Aeon, and New Scientist. She has been an invited speaker on national and international radio and at events including CogX (2018 and 2019), the World Economic Forum, and New Scientist Live.