John’s research focuses on the challenges of evaluating the capability and generality of AI systems, how these concepts relate to risk posed by the system and how this risk can be mitigated. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of York, as well as a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Oriel College, Oxford.
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Exploring AI Safety in Degrees: Generality, Capability and Control
Paper by John Burden, José Hernández-Orallo
Safety-driven design of machine learning for sepsis treatment
Paper by John Burden, Yan Jia, Tom Lawton, John McDermid, Ibrahim Habli
How General-Purpose Is a Language Model? Usefulness and Safety with Human Prompters in the Wild
Paper by John Burden, Pablo Antonio Moreno Casares, Bao Sheng Loe, José Hernández-Orallo, Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh