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. 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 but also the emergence of communication.

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 am an associate editor of IEEE TCDS, Cognitive Systems Research 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, Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc. or Sony AI Inc.

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