I am a lecturer at the University of Southampton.
I research the nature, scope and epistemic role of perception - both natural and artificial.
I explore the role perception plays in securing knowledge of others' minds.
I provide a primarily epistemological distinction between perceptual and inferential knowledge, which revolves around the nature of warrant-conferring inductive inference.
Recently I have extended this research into the domain of machine learning - in particular artificial neural networks. I aim to understand the sense in which these systems are supposed to be opaque or uninterpretable. The puzzle stems from the fact that…