Ethics, Morality, AI & Mind: Symposia in honour of Turing,
In honour of Alan Turing's Centennial we are running three symposia
under the broad remit of ethics, agency and artifacts. These
will be held during the week 2-6 July 2012 at the AISB/IACAP World Congress in Birmingham, UK.
The three symposia will be presented in the above order over the
period of the Congress, with exact days determined by the quality of
submissions to each. Reviewing will be collaborative: papers
submitted to one symposium may be recommended to another. We
hope to present a coherent and thorough investigation of the
science, philosophy, practise and broad social implications of AI
and Robot Ethics. We invite submissions to each and all of the
above. The abstract deadline for all three symposia is 1 February 2 March 2012. Two symposia,
Framework... & Moral Cognition... have extended their
deadlines to 1 April.
The Machine Question has sent notices but may still consider
submissions by those confused by the AISB extensions.
- Framework for Responsible Research and
Innovation in AI: This symposium focuses on
ethical practise among AI practitioners. How can engineers
and AI practitioners identify & address ethical issues in
their work? The ethical issues here are broad, and
relate to previous work under the remit of the European
Commission and the EPSRC.
- The Machine Question: AI, Ethics, and Moral
Responsibility This symposium focuses on the
possibility, ethics and impact of AI systems being taken as
moral agents (agents responsible for their actions) and moral
patients (agents to whom we have moral obligation). The
focus is moral philosophy and the broader ethical system into
which AI moral agents and patients would fit.
- Moral Cognition & Theory of Mind
This symposium focuses on the requirements for a moral agent:
how to build ethical sensitivity, awareness, reasoning, or
constraints into machines, and what such work tells us about
moral agency more generally. The focus is proximate, for
example representational requirements and theory of mind
We are delighted to announce that Susan
Leigh Anderson and Michael
Anderson will be giving keynotes in the main symposium at
the invitation of our track.
- Bernd Carsten Stahl, Marina Jirotka, Grace Eden,
- Joanna J. Bryson, David J. Gunkel, Steve Torrance,
- Marcello Guarini & Paul Bellos.
Last updated 23 February 2012 (keynotes)
updated 29 March 2012 (fix to Framework URL, updated deadlines.)