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Kristian J. Hammond

Bill and Cathy Osborn Professor of Computer Science

Director of the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence Program


2233 Tech Drive
Mudd Room 3109
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-1012Email Kristian Hammond


C3 Lab


Center for Advancing Safety of Machine Intelligence


Computer Science


Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence

MBAi Program

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PhD in Computer Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT

MS in Computer Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT

BA in Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven, CT

TedX Chicago: Humanizing the Machine with Language

TedX Northwestern: Machine Consciousness

AI at Northwestern: Partnerships with the Machine

Research Interests

Expert Areas

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Natural language generation
  • Narrative Generation
  • Conversational Interfaces
  • The Future of Work
  • Robots and Jobs
  • Machine Learning
  • Computers and the law
  • Computers and education
  • Computers and Journalism
  • Ethics and Robots
  • Ethics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Creativity


  • Developing human capabilities onto machines
  • Co-founded Narrative Science, a startup that uses artificial intelligence and journalism to turn information from raw data into natural language
  • Integrating Computer Science and Artificial Intelligent into all aspects of life

Selected Publications

Please don't Hire a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, Harvard Business Review, March 29, 2017

Why this Company will Help Change the Future of Artificial Intelligence, Computer World, February 8, 2017

5 unexpected sources of bias in artificial intelligence, Tech Crunch, December 10, 2016

Artificial Intelligence: Transparency isn’t Just a Trend, Computer World, January 12, 2017

Artificial Intelligence, APIs and the Transformation of Computer Science, Computer World. September 21 , 2016

Ai and Cognitive Computing Systems in Financial Services. The International Institute for Analytics, September 20, 2016

Conversation as Interface: the 5 Types of Chatbots, Computer World, July 13, 2016

Choosing an Artificial Intelligence Solution: Start with the Business Challenge, The International Institute for Analytics, July 20, 2016

How Artificial Intelligence Explains Analytics, The International Institute for Analytics, May 19, 2016

Ethics and Artificial Intelligence: The Moral Compass of a Machine, Recode, April 13, 2016

Teaching Machines To Avoid Our Mistakes, Recode, April 29, 2016

The Intelligent Systems Eco-System,The International Institute for Analytics, April 21, 2016

 Don’t Make Poets Become Programmers, Computer World, May 12, 2015

Stop Drowning Your Data Scientists in Drudgery, Computer World, December 2, 2015

Why I’ll Never Visit the Gym Without a Data Scientist, Computer World, November 9, 2015

Top 3 Arguments for how Machines and Humans will Coexist in the Future, Computer World, October 26, 2015

Why Artificial Intelligence is Succeeding: Then and Now, Computer World, September 12, 2015

How Artificial Intelligence Explains Analytics, Computer World, June 19, 2015

The A.I. Ecosystem, Computer World, May 11, 2015