CFP: AI and the Future of Science

Submission deadline: August 1, 2024

Conference date(s):
November 20, 2024 - November 21, 2024

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Topic areas


Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of interest in artificial intelligence (AI) for science. Deep learning models, and especially generative models, are poised to radically reshape scientific practice. Some commentators even suggest that we are in the midst of an AI 'revolution' in science. Yet we are only beginning to grapple with the potential impact of this shift on future science. This conference will bring together philosophers and scientists to anticipate and address the epistemological and methodological challenges raised by AI for science in the short- and medium-term.

Some of the more specific themes to be addressed include the potential impacts of AI on the future of:

  • Scientific experimentation, modelling, and theory generation;
  • Scientific evidence and standards of evaluation;
  • Scientific achievements such as discovery, explanation, and understanding;
  • The social structure of science;
  • Automation and the spectre of post-human science.

We welcome contributions from both philosophical and scientific perspectives on these or any other topic related to AI and the future of science. 

Anonymized abstracts of no more than 500 words (excluding references) should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line "AIFS 2024 Submission."

Please include author(s) names and contact information in the body of the email. Submissions should be suitable for an interdisciplinary audience.

We are pleased to be able to offer partial financial support for graduate student presentations. Please indicate in the body of your submission email if you would like to be considered for financial support.

The call for papers is open until midnight July 31, Hong Kong time. We will announce final decisions by September 1.

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