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Max Louwerse Ph.D.


Max Louwerse, Ph.D., is a linguist, cognitive psychologist, and artificial intelligence researcher. He has worked at universities in the United States and the United Kingdom and currently is Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Artificial Intelligence at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

Louwerse published over 150 articles in many different scientific outlets answering research questions including how computers extract meaning from language, how human brains process language, how to build conversational virtual humans, and how virtual reality and artificial intelligence can change the future of education, and holds two patents. He has served as associate editor of the journal Cognitive Science and has served on editorial boards of several journals in cognitive science and artificial intelligence. He served as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or senior researcher on projects acquiring over €20 million in both the United States and the Netherlands. Louwerse has worked on several initiatives to bring research to society, the general public and industry.

He is the author of the popular science book Keeping those Words in Mind: How Language Creates Meaning, available in (online) bookstores internationally.

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