CFP: Upstate Workshop on AI and Human Values

Submission deadline: January 8, 2021

Conference date(s):
March 19, 2021

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Rochester
Rochester, United States

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Scholars working on the ethics or philosophy of artificial intelligence are invited to submit paper abstracts for a manuscript workshop to be held virtually by the University of Rochester, on March 19, 2020.

The workshop is open to papers on normative or philosophical aspects of AI. As such, any paper on the theme is eligible for consideration. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • discrimination and fairness in algorithmic systems,

  • the ethics of algorithmic systems in non-ideal circumstances,

  • dealing with value disagreement in algorithmic systems,

  • explainability and justification by algorithmic systems,

  • philosophy of science as applied to data science and algorithmic systems.

Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral students in philosophy or cognate disciplines (political theory, law, and others) are invited to submit proposals by January 8, 2021. With the aim of advancing scholarship within the region of the Central New York Humanities Corridor, preference may be given to scholars at corridor institutions. 

Submissions should be submitted via the following form ( Submissions should include the full name, email, and institutional affiliation of the author(s), as well as a detailed abstract of between 500 to 1,000 words prepared for blind review.  Notifications will be made on or about January 22nd. 

In support of a productive workshop, accepted papers will be circulated in advance of the conference so that all participants can read them ahead of time and the meeting can focus on critical feedback and discussion. Full papers (up to 10,000 words) must be submitted to the conference organizers no later than February 26th to be distributed.

Questions should be directed to Jon Herington ([email protected]). Organized by: Jonathan Heringon (URochester), Jens Kipper (URochester) and Johannes Himmelreich (Syracuse University)

Videos of talks at our previous events can be found here: 

Co-Sponsored by the University of Rochester's Humanities Center and the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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