First Luxembourg Workshop on Epistemology and Artificial Intelligence

June 28, 2022 - June 29, 2022
Departments of Philosophy and Computer Science, University of Luxembourg

Université de Luxembourg, Maison des Sciences Humaines, 11 Prte des Sciences
Esch-sur-Alzette L-4364
Luxembourg

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Speakers:

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
University of Cologne
Carnegie Mellon University
Dortmund University
University of Exeter
University of Arizona
Universität Konstanz
Frankfurt School Of Finance And Management

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University of Luxembourg
University of Luxembourg

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Artificial Intelligence technologies are becoming more and more entrenched in our lives, affecting us at both societal and individual levels. This gives rise to a number of epistemological questions. For instance, how do the AI technologies connected to the internet and social media change the way we form beliefs and gain/lose knowledge? Is reliance on AI support tools any different from the more familiar forms of relying on testimony? How do AI technologies help propagate fake news? Can they be used to combat fake news? Other epistemological questions---or questions that have a substantial epistemological component---concern contemporary AI technologies themselves. For instance, in what sense do machine learning algorithms learn and what is the rational way to learn from evidence? What is a black-box algorithm and how is it different from one that is not? What does it mean to make a decision of a black-box algorithm transparent? How are trade-offs between transparency and accuracy to be resolved? The workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to facilitate progress on these and related questions, as well as other questions where AI and epistemology intersect (e.g., how ideas from AI might be used to tackle foundational questions in epistemology).

This two-day workshop will take place on the Belval Campus of the University of Luxembourg. There will be 10 talks in total.

Our speakers:

- Peter Brössel (Bochum)

- Anna-Maria A. Eder (Cologne)

- Konstantin Genin (Tübingen)

- Sara Mann (Dortmund)

- Silvia Milano (Exeter) 

- Tyler Millhouse (Santa Fe Institute)

- Nancy Abigail Nuñez Hernandez (Czech Academy of Sciences)

- Christoph Schommer (Luxembourg)

- Daniela Schuster (Konstanz)

- Gregory Wheeler (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

Important dates:

Registration: June 10, 2022

Participation in the workshop is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. You can register by sending an email at [email protected]

Workshop: June 28th & 29th, 2022

The workshop is in-person only. 

It is co-organized by the Departments of Philosophy and Computer Science of the University of Luxembourg, and it is intended to be the first in a planned series of workshops.

For any questions, please contact Aleks Knoks ([email protected]) or Thomas Raleigh ([email protected]).

We hope you will join us for two exciting days of cross-disciplinary discussion here in Luxembourg!

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