Professor Alex Broadbent is Director of the Institute for the Future of Knowledge at the University of Johannesburg University of Johannesburg. Alex holds a B1 rating from the National Research Foundation of South Africa (2019-2025) and is an alumnus of the South African Young Academy of Sciences. Alex is a philosopher of science, medicine and epidemiology, with particular interests in causal inference, explanation, and prediction, including the evolution of these abilities in humans and their implementation in machines. He has pursued these interests especially in relation to medicine and medical science. Alex was a founding figure in establishing philosophy of epidemiology, and is a leading philosopher of medicine globally. Alex has published three monographs, the most recent being Philosophy of Medicine (2019, Oxford University Press), around 25 journal articles including in leading journals such as Philosophical Studies, British Journal of Philosophy of Science, Synthese, International Journal of Epidemiology, Legal Theory and Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. He has also contributed to a number of prestigious edited volumes with publishers such as Routledge and Oxford University Press.