Petr Spelda

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Security Studies, Charles University, Prague.

I am interested in safe machine learning and the means to achieve it. Most of my works deal with inductive inference in various learning frameworks. I tend to believe that the formal study of inductive inference is important for the safety of artificial intelligence.

I am writing a book on AI alignment and (social) preference learning.

I collaborate with Vit Stritecky, my colleague from Charles, and John Symons from The University of Kansas. I am also a fellow at the Center for Cyber-Social Dynamics at KU.

My ORCID is 0000-0003-4199-645X.

You can contact me at petr [dot] spelda [at] fsv [dot] cuni [dot] cz


On the Need for Multiple, Independent Fact-Checking and Scoring Facilities: A Reply to Gerhard Schurz, Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (2024). URL, with Vit Stritecky and John Symons.

No-Regret Learning Supports Voters’ Competence, Social Epistemology (forthcoming). DOI:10.1080/02691728.2023.2252763, with Vit Stritecky and John Symons.
Gerhard Schurz's response.

Expanding Observability via Human-Machine Cooperation, Axiomathes/Global Philosophy (2022). DOI:10.1007/s10516-022-09636-0, with Vit Stritecky.

Human Induction in Machine Learning: A Survey of the Nexus, ACM Computing Surveys (2021). DOI:10.1145/3444691, with Vit Stritecky.

What Can Artificial Intelligence Do for Scientific Realism?, Axiomathes/Global Philosophy (2020). DOI:10.1007/s10516-020-09480-0, with Vit Stritecky.

The Future of Human-Artificial Intelligence Nexus and its Environmental Costs, Futures (2020). DOI:10.1016/j.futures.2020.102531, with Vit Stritecky.

Machine learning, inductive reasoning, and reliability of generalisations, AI & SOCIETY (2020). DOI:10.1007/s00146-018-0860-6.

Papers under review on:

AI alignment safety bounds

Transformers’ in-context learning

Computable PAC learning

No-regret machine learning lifecycle

The lottery ticket hypothesis (about neural networks) and modern theories of inductive inference

Papers in preparation on:

Security practices in AI

Earlier papers:

An Analysis of the Electronic Jihad’s Activity in the Social Media Environment, Czech Journal of International Relations (2017), with Vit Stritecky.

Establishing the Complexity of the Islamic State’s Visual Propaganda, Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (2017), with Vit Stritecky.

last update: 2024-05-14