Joanna J. Bryson is an academic specialised in two areas: the advancement of systems artificial intelligence (AI), and the use of AI simulations to further the understanding of natural intelligence, including human culture. She holds degrees in behavioural science, psychology and artificial intelligence from Chicago (BA), Edinburgh (MSc and MPhil), and MIT (PhD). She joined The University of Bath in 2002, where she was made a Reader in Computer Science in 2010. Between 2007-2009 she held the Hans Przibram Fellowship for EvoDevo at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research in Altenberg, Austria. In 2010 she was a visiting research fellow in the University of Oxford’s Department of Anthropology, working on the Explaining Religion project, and for 2011 she is a visiting research fellow at the Mannheimer Zentrum fur Europ√§ische Sozialforschung. At Bath she heads Artificial Models of Natural Intelligence, where she and her colleagues publish in biology, anthropology, cognitive science, philosophy and systems AI.