Dr Emma Byrne
author; AI researcher

Emma is an honest-to-goodness robot scientist who, when she’s not developing intelligent systems, writes for Forbes, the FT and Global Business Magazine. She also frequently appears on Sky News and the BBC talking about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics.

Her interest in neuroscience led to her first popular science book: Swearing is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language (Profile Books, 2017). She is currently working on a new book, How to Build a Human (Profile Books, 2021).

Follow Emma on Twitter: @SciWirBy 

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