Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence

A broad framework is set by questions like: What are the necessary conditions for artificial intelligence (if any); what are sufficient ones? What do these questions relate to the conditions for intelligence in humans and other natural agents? What are the ethical and societal problems that artificial intelligence raises, or will raise?

Event dates: 21 – 22 September 2013

Some of the key issues will be:

AI and cognitive science
consciousness
dynamical systems
embedded, situated, distributed cognition, extended mind
embodiment, enaction, morphology
ethics of AI and robotics
brain emulation and simulation
goals, emotions, values, free will
hybrid systems, cyborgs
information
intelligence and intelligence testing
intentionality
interactive systems
learning and evolution
multi-agent systems
notions and forms of computing for AI
perception
probabilistic systems
reasoning
social impact of present and future AI
super-intelligence