Oliver Lack

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Oliver is currently a researcher and graduate student at the University of Adelaide with degrees in Psychological Science and Philosophy. His studies and research focus within the fields of cognitive science, particularly human-AI collaboration, decision-making, mental representation, and consciousness.

Primarily, he has worked on projects concerning development, usage, and trust in various artificial intelligence systems. He has worked within the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML), the Collaborative Intelligence (CINTEL) team at Data61-CSIRO, and the University of Adelaide's Reasoning and Decisions lab. Most recent investigations have focused on vector-database retrieval methods for large scale LLMs, and psychometric methods for measuring perceptions of machine consciousness.

- Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Psychology 1A/1B 

- Learning Advisor at the University of Adelaide Writing Centre

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