CFA: The Machine Wisdom Workshop

Submission deadline: February 8, 2022

Conference date(s):
May 12, 2022 - May 14, 2022

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Conference Venue:

Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, United States

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Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are becoming ever more prevalent in daily life, and are being used in impactful decisions in fields as diverse as finance and criminal law. Given the multifaceted and complex nature of these technologies, it is crucial that researchers and theorists from fields such as philosophy, psychology, computer science, engineering, policy, and law, are able to have meaningful and constructive conversations across traditional disciplinary lines. The Machine Wisdom Project, funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, aims to do exactly this, bringing together diverse perspectives on the theory, development, and ethics of AI with the ultimate goal of encouraging wise decision-making at all levels of AI development, production, and regulation.

To that end, in conjunction with the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, we will be hosting the second Machine Wisdom Workshop on May 12-14, 2022. The workshop will be a continuation of the first Machine Wisdom Workshop, held virtually in May 2021. Previous participants included Shannon Vallor, Igor Grossmann, Judith Gluck, Sina Fazelpour, Gabrielle Johnson, and Matt Stichter, all of whom have agreed to present at this larger gathering as well. The planned mode of the conference will be in-person to the extent possible, with remote participation possibilities dependent on the coronavirus situation.

We invite extended abstract submissions of 750-1500 words for another 5-8 contributed talks for the second Workshop. Researchers working in philosophy, psychology, computer science, engineering, law, policy, or any other field with interests in wise decision-making in and surrounding AI technologies should feel welcome to submit. Participants should expect to present their submitted work at the workshop, and should also expect to be involved in several panels and other workshop activities designed to share knowledge across the many different fields that will be represented at the conference. We are particularly interested in work from early-career researchers in these fields, and will be able to partially defray costs of travel for those who do not have institutional travel support.

Please submit anonymized abstracts by February 8 to [email protected]. Decisions on the final list of speakers will be made by the beginning of March, as will a final conference plan that will take into account the state of the pandemic at that time.

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