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THE 2012 WINTER INTELLIGENCE CONFERENCE
5th Conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI-12) &
Conference on the Impacts and Risks of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI-Impacts)
8-11 December 2012
Oxford, St. Anne’s College
This landmark conference will feature leading international experts in this emerging and potentially radically transformative field, including:
Author of ‘Mind as Machine’, founding Dean of the University of Sussex’s School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford, 2009 winner of the Gannon Award for the Continued Pursuit of Human Advancement
Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Cognition at the University of Plymouth, leading expert in developmental robotics
President and Founder of Hanson Robotics, creators of Hanson Robokind.
Founder of Self-Aware Systems, leading expert in machine learning, machine vision, programming languages.
World-leading expert on computer security, cryptography and their implications for real world engineering.
The Conference will be divided into
a) AGI-12: Technical talks covering theoretical aspects of AGI, and reports on current developments towards AGI systems
Full programme: AGI-12 http://agi-conference.org/2012/schedule/
b) AGI-Impacts: Rigorous discussion of the potential future risks, benefits and societal impacts of this emerging transformative technology (10 & 11 Dec.)
Full programme: AGI-Impacts http://www.winterintelligence.org/#calendar
For registration (for one or both events), and accommodation at St. Anne’s College, please see:
For any queries please contact:
“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done. “ Alan Turing.
Dr. Vincent C. Müller
Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence, PT-AI 2011
3-4 October , 2011
Thessaloniki, Anatolia College/ACT
The theory and philosophy of artificial intelligence has come to a crucial point where the agenda for the forthcoming years is in the air – this conference will try to set that agenda and to gather many of the key players.
Invited Keynote Speakers:
- Hubert Dreyfus (Berkeley)
- James H. Moor (Dartmouth)
- Rolf Pfeifer (Zurich)
- Michael Wheeler (Stirling) TBC
We call for abstracts of papers on any aspect of the philosophy and theory of artificial intelligence. Publication of accepted papers in book form is currently under negotiation with several leading publishers. Abstracts and a list of speakers will be published online.
Deadline: 08.08.2011 (author notification: 31.08.2011)
Format: 500-1000 words (including references, anonymous). Pure text or pdf.
Submission: Online at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ptai2011
Registration: Online at http://www.pt-ai.org/. Costs: 80€ full, 40€ for students (including conference dinner). Further information about travel etc. on our site.
Aims and scope
Artificial Intelligence is perhaps unique among engineering subjects in that it has raised very basic questions about the nature of computing, perception, reasoning, learning, language, action, interaction, consciousness, humankind, life etc. etc. – and at the same time it has contributed substantially to answering these questions (in fact, it is sometimes seen as a form of empirical research). There is thus a substantial tradition of work, both on AI by philosophers and of theory within AI itself. The classical theoretical debates have centered around the issues whether AI is possible at all (often put as “Can machines think?”) and whether it can solve certain problems (“Can a machine do x?”). In the meantime, technical AI systems have progressed massively and are now present in many aspects of our environment. Despite this development, there is a sense that classical AI is inherently limited, and must be replaced by (or supplanted with) other methods from cognitive science or other disciplines, especially neural networks, embodied cognitive science, statistical methods, universal algorithms, emergence, behavioral robotics, interactive systems, dynamical systems, living and evolution, insights from biology & neuroscience, hybrid neuro-computational systems, social science, ethics, etc. etc. We are now at a stage where we can take a fresh look at the many theoretical and philosophical problems of AI – and at the same time tackle philosophical problems from AI. This must be a joint effort with people from various backgrounds, but it must centrally involve AI researchers.
Proposals for special theme workshops under the umbrella of the conference are welcome.
The conference intends to set the foundations for an international association “PT-AI” that will further work in the field, organize events, etc.
We welcome experts in the field from philosophy and from AI as well as new and upcoming scholars who will shape the field in the decades to come.
We gratefully acknowledge support from the EUCognition network EUCogII: http://www.eucognition.org
PT-AI is academically sponsored by the International Association of Philosophy and Computing, http://www.ia-cap.org
Vincent C. Müller
Chair, PT-AI 2011
The “2nd European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics” (EUCogII) invites all European researchers in artificial cognitive systems – broadly conceived – to become members of the EUCogII network. We currently have well over 500 members and are strongly interdisciplinary.
The network members work towards a clearer picture of the achievements in cognitive systems research and of the challenges that lie ahead. In order to further these aims, the network organises events, sponsors events organised by members and oversees related efforts. In these network activities its members are invited to step back from their day-to-day research, talk to people other than the usual experts in their sub-field and consider the bigger picture. Its website provides an online platform where the results of these efforts are developed and made available in three main areas, ‘challenges’, ‘state of the art’ and ‘education’.
Benefits of membership in EU include coverage of costs for the attendance of network events and the ability to apply for sponsoring of relevant events.
EUCogII is funded by the Information and Communication Technologies division of the European Commission, Cognitive Systems and Robotics unit, under the 7th Research Framework Programme.
Vincent C. Müller