Marcus Tomalin is the Project Manager of Giving Voice to Digital Democracies: The Social Impact of Artificially Intelligent Communications Technology, funded by the Humanities and Social Change International Foundation, part of THE NEW INSTITUTE. He is a Fellow at Trinity Hall.
Marcus has been a member of the Machine Intelligence Laboratory in the Department of Engineering since 1998, and a Director of Studies for Philosophy since 2007. The academic areas with which he is most closely involved include speech recognition, speech synthesis, machine translation, and dialogue systems. He has also written extensively about various topics in the philosophy of language and theoretical linguistics, with a focus on the interconnections between mathematics, logic, and syntactic theory. He has published widely on issues relating to the ethical and social impact of language-based AI systems, and he teaches ethics to undergraduates and postgraduates studying philosophy, computer science, and information engineering.