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Theory and Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence 2017

Theory and Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence 2017



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PT-AI 2017 - “Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence”
04-05. November, 2017
University of Leeds, Weetwood Hall conference centre

Registration includes coffee breaks and lunches.

Conference Dinner may be booked separately on this site.

Accommodation at Weetwood Hall must be booked directly with them. Call +44 113 388 6000, quoting Philosophy and Theory of AI. (Rates for rooms would be standard rooms at £71 for single occupancy and superior rooms at £83 for single occupancy or £93 for double or twin.)



Detailed Description

The conference will offer keynotes and paper presentations dealing with fundamental issues of present and future artificial intelligence, such as:


Basic Concepts of AI


  • Complexity
  • Computation
  • Consciousness
  • Creativity
  • Free will
  • Information
  • Intelligence
  • Intentionality & meaning & representation
  • Life
  • Superintelligence & singularity

Ethics of AI

  • Human dignity and AI
  • Impact on society
  • Machine ethics
  • Responsibility & rights for machines
  • Risk to humanity & AI safety

Approaches & Methods of AI

  • Big data analytics
  • Cognitive architecture
  • Cooperation & interaction
  • Cybernetics
  • Dynamical systems
  • Embodiment
  • Enactive cognition
  • Embedded & extended mind
  • Expert systems
  • Machine learning & neural networks
  • Neuroscience & AI
  • Non-symbolic AI
  • Robotics


Challenges of AI

  • Action selection & rational choice
  • Brain emulation and uploading
  • Chinese room & symbol grounding
  • Common sense
  • Cyborgs & extended mind
  • Frame problem
  • Gödelian arguments
  • Turing test





Accepted papers and posters will be published in a volume of proceedings in 2018. Selected papers will be published in a special volume of a leading philosophy journal in 2018.


The papers from the 2011 and 2013 events have been published in 'Minds and Machines', an edited volume of the SAPERE series (Springer) and an edited volume of the 'Synthese' series (Springer). They have been apparently been downloaded over 115.000 times from the publisher's site alone (https://twitter.com/vincentcmueller/status/872826564869840896)


The 2017 conference also serves as preparation for the Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence (ed. V. C. Müller), forthcoming OUP 2019.


We do not expect to extend the deadline for submissions. The latest version of this CFP is always on http://pt-ai.org/2017/call-for-papers.