I am Michael Spranger - the COO of Sony Research, the President of Sony AI, a Senior Researcher and Senior Program Manager at Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc. and a Deputy General Manager at Sony Group based in Tokyo, Japan. I also co-direct the Innovation and Communication Science Lab at BellSystems24 Inc. 

My research interest is to build creative, intelligent systems that learn autonomously in the real world. I am interested in both sensorimotor learning, the emergence of communication and foundations of AI.

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, ICLR, ALife, CogSci, IJCAI, AAAI, IROS, ECAL, CoNLL, ICDL-EPIROB, Evolang and others. I was/am part of the meta-review process (senior program committee or area chair) for conferences such as IJCAI, CogSci, IEEE ICDL-EPIROB. 

I previously was an associate editor of IEEE TCDS and Cognitive Systems Research. I am the current co-chair of the IEEE Task Force on Language and Cognition.

I sometimes do art projects. A recent installation that combines my work on language evolution and robotics is called Das Fremde.

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,  Sony AI Inc. or Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc.

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