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Esben Kran Christensen

Esben Kran

Project lead
Research assistant

Aarhus, Denmark
esben@kran.ai
+45 60 73 61 97

Hi, I'm Esben Kran.

I'm a research scientist/entrepreneur actively inferencing a brighter future using AI and neuroscience 🧠🤖

At the Interacting Minds Centre, we work with SotA neuroimaging equipment (fNIRS) to uncover how thought shapes communication. With the amazing Daina and Nicolas, I try to uncover how empathy is designed in AI. As a lead of NeuroTechX Denmark with the wonderful Blicher and Aleks, I work towards widespread understanding and development of neurotechnology.

I have worked professionally with data science at eachthing, published a student paper on sentiment analysis, developed numerous games and complained about sexism in academia. My plans are to write a systematic review of the utilitarian benefits of BCI R&D and teach what I know to the next generation of CogSci students here at Aarhus University!

You can see my current fNIRS BCI work on YouTube now!

Youtube icon Interacting Minds Centre Neurotech X

Active Research

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fNIRS BCI Voyage

I am developing an fNIRS BCI using the wonderful NirsSport2 with an accompanying YouTube series showing my progress. The goal is to use NLP theory to pretrain a brain data BERT model.

Collaborators + Links

🧑 Arthur Hjorth

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👩 Daina Crafa

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Github

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YouTube

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Project lead

2021–present

an fNIRS BCI pipeline with recording, encoding, decoding, and PC input.

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Empathy in AI

“How to Create Empathetic AI: A Systematic Review”. By reviewing existing documentations of employing and developing empathic AI, we systemize and standardize existing work, definitions and frameworks to enable future work in both science and industry to create proper human-AI interacting systems while working towards a long-term solution to the value alignment problem.

Collaborators + Links

🧑 Nicolás Navarro-Guerrero

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👩 Anna Ciaunica

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👩 Daina Crafa

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Gitlab

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Project lead

2021–present

A robot learning to predict its own future states

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Neuroscience

In my work with the IMC fNIRS Lab, I have been part of creating the experimental protocol, writing lab documents and been responsible for the technical setup of the NIRSport2 neuroimaging pipeline. We investigate the phenomenological experience associated with speech.

Collaborators + Links

🧑 Daina Crafa

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🧑 Andreas Roepstorff

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Technical Assistant

2020–present

a nirssport 2 neuroimaging fnirs headset and esben kran in a research getup

Earlier Projects

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Conscious consumerism

While at eachthing.com, Jonathan and I led our data science efforts to map conscious products with conscious consumers. Internal projects included advanced NLP, cognitive modeling and project management.

Collaborators + Links

🧑 Jonathan Rystrøm

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🧑 Sven Philipsen

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👩 Katja Meyer

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Lead Data Scientist

2020–2021

Esben Kran and Jonathan Hvithamar Rystrøm in an office looking at a computer screen running programs