Ryan Othniel Kearns


I'm an undergraduate student at Stanford, graduating in 2021. I study Computer Science (concentrating in Artificial Intelligence) and Philosophy.

At a glance, my research interests involve the relation between syntax and semantics, particularly its import to the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and natural language processing and understanding. I am also interested the epistemology of AI as a scientific endeavor, as well as the long-term feasability of AGI and its implications.

Currently, I am a research intern at the Stanford Open Virtual Assistant Laboratory, where we are developing a toolkit to quickly deploy and test dialogue agents in new transactional domains.

You can email me at kearns at stanford dot edu.