The Author: After studies in philosophy and physics, the author worked in several laboratories. These experiences aroused
his interest in the relationships between science, technology and society. Since 1982 he has focused on artificial intelligence
(AI) and the cognitive sciences. In 1993, after many years at the University of Utrecht, he became Visiting Professor at the
University of Innsbruck, Austria as well as at Boston College, U.S.A. His main publications are in history and philosophy
of science, and in AI.