John Zerilli is a philosopher with particular interests in cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and the law. He is a Chancellor’s Fellow (Assistant Professor) in AI, Data, and the Rule of Law at the University of Edinburgh, a Research Associate in the Oxford Institute for Ethics in AI at the University of Oxford, and an Associate Fellow in the Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge. Before taking up his current post, he was a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Oxford. He was also called to the Sydney bar in 2011. His published work appears in such journals as Philosophy of Science, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and Synthese. His two most recent books are The Adaptable Mind (Oxford University Press, 2020) and A Citizen's Guide to Artificial Intelligence (MIT Press, 2021).
Recipient of a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholarship to undertake the Cambridge LL.M., 2008; highest-ranked thesis, Cambridge University, 2009; winner of the Lucy Firth Prize (valued at $1000) for best publication in philosophy, Sydney University, 2010.