Though it is true that science can be bent to evil ends, it is more often the case that injustice creeps through the cracks of our ignorance

Dr Amnon H. Eden is a computer scientist and the Principal Scientist at thinktank. His research interest is with the application of computational thinking to interdisciplinary questions that arise from disruptive technology, in particular artificial intelligence and blockchain technology.

In tandem with the academic research conducted during his tenure as a lecturer in computer science and director undergraduate studies (University of Essex 2002-2015) in software design and artificial intelligence, Dr Eden gained his professional expertise since 1992 as a programmer (in 14 languages), team leader, and more recently as a director of technology  at a blockchain start-up (Encrypgen LLC, sold August 2022).

Established in 2015 with some the foremost thought leaders on the history and philosophy of AI, thinktank is focused on advising policy makers and institutions on the impact of artificial intelligence and similarly disruptive computation technologies. As the thinktank’s principal scientist, Dr Eden offers expert advice on strategic decisions which require both academic and hands-on expertise, specializing in:

Dr Eden received his education from Tel Aviv University, where he graduated the Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students, and awarded a Master (Cum Laude) in Computer Science (machine learning) and a Doctorate in Computer Science (software engineering).

Dr Eden published his contributions to software engineering, artificial intelligence, and the philosophy of computer science in three of the highest ranking outlets in Google Scholar, including an award-winning paper in the ACM/IEEE Automated Software Engineering series.

Dr Eden’s publications include his book Codecharts, the first entry on the Philosophy of Computer Science in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and his research in singularity hypotheses led to the publication of the first peer-reviewed comprehensive volume on superintelligence, and contributed to the areas of Design PatternsFormal MethodsObject-Oriented ProgrammingDevelopment Tools, and Software Architecture and DesignSoftware EvolutionSoftware Modelling and Visualization, and Software Security.

Dr Eden served as a Lecturer and the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Essex, and held academic posts in Israel Institute of Technology—Technion, Tel Aviv University, Uppsala University, and Concordia University, and fellowships at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Center For Inquiry.

Dr Eden has raised over 200,000 USD in research funding from research councils and co-raised 203,000 USD from the Software Engineering Institute.

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

— Albert Einstein