CFP: Philosophy of AI (PhAI) 2023

Submission deadline: October 15, 2023

Conference date(s):
December 15, 2023 - December 16, 2023

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Conference Venue:

Centre for Philosophy & Artificial Intelligence Research, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Erlangen, Germany

Topic areas


5th Conference on "Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence" Erlangen 15-16 December, 2023

(Previous conferences: Thessaloniki 2011, Oxford 2013, Leeds 2017, Gothenburg 2021)


Vincent C. Müller, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

Centre for Philosophy and AI Research (PAIR) @ FAU: Elke Bennewitz, Aliya R. Dewey, Leonard Dung, Guido Löhr


Conference Centre Kreuz+Quer, Bohlenplatz 1, 91054 Erlangen, Germany. +49-9131-9409323, [email protected]


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Accepted papers and posters will be published in a volume of proceedings (likely in Springer's SAPERE series or the Synthese series). Upload to a freely accessible place is encouraged (e.g., PhilPapers).

For details, see the Call for Abstracts page.

Papers from previous conferences have been downloaded over 350,000 times from the publishers alone:

2011: 'Minds and Machines' & SAPERE series

2013: Synthese series

2017: SAPERE series

2021: SAPERE series


Philosophy of AI, including ethics of AI. In particular, this includes any philosophical work that aims to (a) understand the limits and potential of AI, (b) understand the opportunities and risks for AI in human interactions, (c) use AI to better understand natural intelligences (e.g., human and non-human animals), and (d) use AI as examples and methods in the sciences (e.g., cognitive science) and other areas of philosophy (e.g., philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, epistemology, ethics). The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics.

AI and issues in theoretical philosophy

Free will
Intentionality, representation, meaning
Knowledge & understanding
Superintelligence & singularity

AI and issues in practical philosophy (Ethics of AI)

Human dignity and AI
Impact on society
Machine ethics
Bias & fairness
Alignment & existential risk
Misinformation, echo chambers, & democracy
AI regulation & liberalism
Political & economical inequality
Privacy & manipulation
Responsibility & rights for machines
Risk to humanity & AI safety

Approaches & Methods of AI

Big data analytics
Cognitive architecture
Cooperation & interaction
Dynamical systems
Enactive cognition
Embedded & extended mind
Expert systems
Generative AI
Large language models
Machine learning & neural networks
Neuroscience & AI
Non-symbolic AI

Challenges of AI

Action selection & rational choice
Brain emulation and uploading
Symbol grounding
Common sense
Frame problem
Gödelian arguments
Turing Test

Programme Committee (TBC)

Abramson, Darren
Beavers, Anthony
Berkeley, Istvan
Cannon, Michael
Copeland, Jack
Dewey, Aliya R.
Dietrich, Eric
Dodig-Crnkovic, Gordana
Dung, Leonard
Firt, Erez
Gomila, Antoni
Löhr, Guido
Magnani, Lorenzo
Miłkowski, Marcin
Morales, Diego
Müller, Vincent C.
Piccinini, Gualtiero
Schiaffonati, Viola
Shagrir, Oron
Vallverdú, Jordi
Wheeler, Michael
Wiedermann, Jiri

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