Tugba Yoldas

Tugba Yoldas is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the University of Alberta. Her doctoral
dissertation focuses on artificial moral patiency and ethics of AI. She specializes in philosophy of
mind and ethics of AI, while she also has competency in philosophy of cognitive science,
philosophy of technology, society and values, philosophy of language, and metaphysics. She
published an article on artificial consciousness “Could an Artificial System Be Phenomenally
Conscious?” (2020) in a special issue of Arkhe-Logos and co-authored “Artificial Moral Patients:
Mentality, Intentionality, and Systematicity” (2021) with Dr. Howard Nye in the International
Review of Information Ethics. She taught undergraduate-level courses in philosophy of mind,
values and society, and knowledge and reality, and developed a curriculum for a course on society
and values.