I am Michael Spranger - the COO of Sony AI, a researcher and senior program manager at Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc. and a Deputy General Manager at Sony based in Tokyo, Japan. My main focus is to build creative, intelligent systems that act autonomously in the real world, and learn and evolve communication systems similar in complexity to human language.

My PhD thesis (ECCAI honorable mention award) has been published as an open access book.

You can find out more about me on Google Scholar, LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, ORCID and Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc.

I do a lot of reviewing for journals, e.g. Cognitive Science, ALife, Adaptive Behavior, International Journal of Social Robotics, Constructions and Frames, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, IEEE TCDS, IEEE THRI and conferences such as NeurIPS, ALife, CogSci, IJCAI, AAAI, IROS, ECAL, ICDL-EPIROB, Evolang and others. I was/am part of the meta-review process (senior program committee) for conferences such as CogSci 2017/2018/2019, IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2018/2019.

I am an associate editor of IEEE TCDS and the chair of the IEEE Task Force on Language and Cognition.

Please feel free to get in touch at [first name] . [lastname] @ gmail com.

Everything expressed on this page is my own view and does not necessarily represent the view of Sony Corporation or Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc. or Sony Corporation

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