About Emma

Emma is an honest-to-goodness robot scientist who, when she’s not developing intelligent systems, writes for Forbes, the FT and Global Business Magazine. She is co-host and exec-producer of NonFicPod and frequently appears on Sky News and the BBC talking about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics.

Her interest in neuroscience led to her first popular science book: Swearing is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language (Profile (UK), W. W. Norton (USA), Anansi (Canada) November 2017).

Her most recent book, How to Build a Human is a smart, funny, humane look at what science knows about childhood. It will reassure and inspire parents, would-be-parents, and even once-were-parents about the messy and beautiful process of parenting like a scientist. The Times called it “very welcome indeed…such a good book.”

Her pub, conference and convention talks lead to packed houses and requests for more. Emma is available for commissions, training, personal appearances, television, internet, and radio work. She is a member of the Society of Authors and the Association of British Science Writers.

Emma’s literary agent is Carrie Plitt at Felicity Bryan associates. Or email me at info@emmabyrne.net

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