CFP: Oxford Intersections: AI In Society (AI & Relationships Unit)

Submission deadline: April 30, 2024

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Call for Papers: Oxford Intersections

Abstracts Deadline: 30 April 2024

Introduction: In 2025, Oxford University Press will be launching a new type of resource: Oxford IntersectionsOxford Intersections reflects the critical role that peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research plays in helping policy- and decision-makers tackle the world’s most complex and urgent environmental, cultural, political, and social challenges.

Topics of Interest: We invite abstracts for new interdisciplinary research articles on a range of topics related to AI & Relationships for the AI in Society Intersection. Specifically, we seek articles on the following topics:

·       Ethical, societal, and political perspectives on friendships and romantic relationships between humans and AI systems

·       Perspectives on the regulation and ethical design of such systems

·       Issues arising  to 'digital doubles' (LLMs fine-tuned on real humans)

·       Issues arising 'griefbots' (LLMs designed to preserve the memory of real deceased humans)

·       Cultural and faith-based perspectives on human-AI relationships

·       The use of social AI systems with children or in eldercare contexts.

·       The role of AI 'colleagues' in professional environments

For an overview of some of these issues and the current state of social AI systems, prospective authors may wish to review the following manuscript:

Authorship: Oxford Intersections welcomes contributors from diverse backgrounds, spanning disciplines, institutions, geographies, and career stages. Authors may include researchers, academics, professionals, practitioners, PhD students, and on occasion final-year master’s students.



Submission Guidelines:

·       Manuscripts should be original and not previously published or under consideration elsewhere.

·       If accepted, articles should run between 5-8K words and will be rigorously peer reviewed before publication.

·       To be considered, submit abstracts of no more than 500 words with CVs to [email protected].

Key Dates:

·       Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 April 2024

·       Notification of Acceptance: 15 May 2024

·       Final Manuscript Due: 30 June 2024

More about AI in Society

AI in Society will bring together scholarly research that explores how AI has transformed (and continues to transform) the world we live in, both positively and negatively, and the challenges and debates it brings along with it. An increasingly ubiquitous topic in news and media, how AI is understood—or misunderstood—in the global conversation, how researchers, consumers, and citizens contend with its implications for privacy, trust, security, and governance, will drive innovation and policy at the local, national, and international level for generations to come.

Accepted manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure academic standards and relevance to the overall ethos of the Intersections project. Please see more here:

General Editor: Philipp Hacker, Chair for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society, European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Unit Editors: Dr Henry Shevlin, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge

For further inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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