Andy Clark is a Scottish philosopher and cognitive scientist, currently a professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh. He was born in 1957 in Canada and received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Sussex in 1983. Clark's work focuses on the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, particularly on the relationship between the mind, the body, and the environment. He has written several influential books on these topics, including "Being There: Putting Brain, Body, and World Together Again" and "Natural Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence." Clark is best known for his theory of the "extended mind," which argues that cognitive processes are not confined to the brain but can be extended beyond the boundaries of the body and into the environment. He suggests that tools, technology, and other external resources can become a part of our cognitive processes and can even shape the way we think and perceive the world around us. Clark's work has had a significant impact on the fields of philosophy and cognitive science, challenging traditional views of the mind and offering new insights into the relationship between humans and technology. His contributions have helped to shape our understanding of the nature of cognition and have paved the way for new research in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, and cognitive enhancement.