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I am a senior research fellow in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. My research interests lie at the interface of the network, web and cognitive sciences. I am particularly interested in the way in which our access to network-enabled technologies and network-accessible information resources affects cognitive processes at both the individual and collective (social) levels. Some of my research seeks to understand the effect of network structures on collective problem-solving using computer simulations. I am also exploring some of the philosophical issues related to cognitive extension in contemporary and near-future network environments.

Recent Publications

Smart, Paul R., Clowes, Robert W. and Heersmink, Richard. (2017) Minds Online: The Interface between Web Science, Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Mind. Foundations and Trends in Web Science. 6(1-2):1-232.

Smart, Paul R (in press) Emerging Digital Technologies: Implications for Extended Conceptions of Cognition and Knowledge. In, Carter, Adam J, Clark, Andy, Kallestrup, Jesper, Palermos, Orestis Spyridon and Pritchard, Duncan (eds.) Extended Epistemology. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press.

Smart, Paul R (2017) Situating Machine Intelligence within the Cognitive Ecology of the Internet. Minds and Machines, 27(2):357-380.

Smart, Paul R (in press) Mandevillian Intelligence: From Individual Vice to Collective Virtue. In, Carter, Adam J, Clark, Andy, Kallestrup, Jesper, Palermos, Orestis Spyridon and Pritchard, Duncan (eds.) Socially-Extended Knowledge. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press.

Smart, Paul R (in press) Mandevillian Intelligence. Synthese (doi:10.1007/s11229-017-1414-z).

See my publications page for a full list of academic publications.

Work in Progress

Smart, Paul R (2017) Human-Extended Machine Cognition.

Smart, Paul R (2017) Predicting Me: The Route to Digital Immortality?

Smart, Paul R and Madaan, Aastha (2017) The Social Scaffolding of Machine Intelligence

Smart, Paul R (2017) Knowledge Machines

Smart, Paul R., et al. (2017) Where the Smart Things Are: Social Machines and the Internet of Things

Smart, Paul R., et al. (2017) Towards an Understanding of Social Machines

Research Interests

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Research Interests
Dr Paul Smart
Dr Paul Smart
Senior Research Fellow
Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

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