Ms Danaja Rutar

Danaja Rutar

College Research Associate
SpecialisationArtificial Intelligence.
Research interestsI am working as a research associate at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. There, I am part of the Kinds of Intelligence Programme where I am working on the research project RECOG-AI (i.e., Robust Evaluation of Cognitive Capabilities and Generality in Artificial Intelligence).

Alan Turing had a vision. To create an ultimate test of a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour indistinguishable from that of a human. 70 years later, however, we are as far from understanding how to assess AI’s capacities as ever before. The main aim of our research project is to develop a novel AI evaluation framework based on the current understanding of cognitive capabilities in humans and animals, that assesses patterns of AI performance across multiple cognitively inspired tasks. Such an approach will allow us to make robust inferences about cognitive capabilities of AI. My research is specifically focused on developing novel suites of tasks and validating them on existing AI systems.

I recently completed my PhD in Cognitive Science at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (The Netherlands). I also hold a M.Sc. in Language, Mind and Embodied Cognition from University of Edinburgh and a B.Sc. in Psychology from University of Ljubljana.