Adrienne Mayor

Adrienne Mayor

Historian, Folklorist; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Biography

Adrienne Mayor is a Berggruen Fellow authoring a book titled Gods and Robots: The Ancient Quest for Artificial Life that explores how automata, self-moving devices, and AI were imagined in antiquity at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She is a research scholar in the Classics Department and the History and Philosophy of Science Program at Stanford University. She is the author of many books including The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World (Princeton University Press).