About Emma Byrne

Emma is an honest-to-goodness robot scientist who, when she’s not developing intelligent systems, writes for Forbes, the FT and the Guardian. She frequently appears on Sky News and the BBC talking about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics. She has spoken to audiences as diverse as the Women in Journalism network and parliamentary special interest groups on the topic of AI.

Her interest in neuroscience led to her first popular science book: Swearing is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language.

Her most recent book, How to Build a Human is a smart, funny, humane look at what science knows about childhood.