Dr. Caterina Moruzzi

Short-CV and expertise

Caterina Moruzzi is a Research Associate at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Konstanz since 2020. Since 2022 she is a member of the extended Directorate of the Centre for Human | Data | Society.

She studied philosophy and piano in Bologna (Italy). In 2018 she received a PhD in philosophy at the University of Nottingham (UK). Currently she habilitates on „Natural and Artificial Creativity" funded by “Artificial Intelligence Baden-Württemberg" strategy. She collaborates with international academic and non-academic institutions, like the Oxford Internet Institute, Adobe Research, and Goldsmiths College Universoty of London, in projects aimed at understanding the impact of technological innovations on the co-creation and reception of artefacts.

She investigates the social impact of Artificial Intelligence technologies, with a particular focus on AI applications in the creative sector, integrating theoretical analysis with empirical methods to investigate public attitudes of reception of the adoption of AI in society. The interdisciplinary approach of her research brings together computer-generated art, aesthetics, philosophy of mind, and the analysis of attitudes toward reception.

Research-related publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Moruzzi, Caterina. (2022). ‘Creative Agents: Rethinking Agency and Creativity in Human and Artificial Systems’, Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, DOI: 10.1080/20539320.2022.2150470.
  • El-Assady, Mennathalla; Moruzzi, Caterina. (2022). ‘Which Biases and Reasoning Pitfalls do Explanations Trigger? Decomposing Communication Processes in Human-AI Interaction’, Special Issue on Human-Centered Visualization Approaches to AI Explainability, Interpretability, Understanding, and Ethics, IEEE Computer Society 42 (6), 11-23.
  • Moruzzi, Caterina. (2020). ‘Artificial Creativity and General Intelligence’, Journal of Science and Technology in the Arts, 12 (3), 84-99.

Chapters and Contributions

  • Moruzzi, Caterina. (2022b). ‘Toward Out-of-Distribution Generalization Through Inductive Biases’, in Müller, Vincent C. (ed.), Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence, 57-66.
  • Moruzzi, Caterina. (2020c). ‘Can a Computer Create a Musical Work? Creativity and Autonomy of AI Software for Music Composition’, in Gouveia, Steven S. (ed.), The Age of Artificial Intelligence: An Exploration, 161-176.

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • Bouhadjar, Younes; Moruzzi, Caterina; Payvand, Melika. (2022) ‘Prediction: An Algorithmic Principle Meeting Neuroscience and Machine Learning Halfway’, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Human-Like Computing at the 2nd International Joint Conference on Learning & Reasoning, 46-52.
  • Moruzzi, Caterina. (2022c).‘The (Artificial) Physicality of Creativity: How Embodiment Influences Perceptions of Creativity.’ in Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2022).
  • Moruzzi, Caterina. (2022e). ‘Climbing the Ladder: How Agents Reach Counterfactual Thinking’, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, vol. 3, 555-560.


  • Fossa, Fabio, Moruzzi, Caterina; Verdicchio, Mario (eds.). (2022). Creativity in the Light of AI.
  • Herman, Laura; Moruzzi, Caterina (eds.). (2022). ‘The Role of Embodiment in Perceptions of Natural and Artificial Creativity’. Proceedings of the Workshop on the Role of Embodiment in the Perception of Human & Artificial Creativity (TREPHAC 2022) co-located with the 13th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2022).