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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Edition "Turing on Emotions"

International Journal of Synthetic Emotions

2014 is the 60th anniversary of the untimely death of the 20th century
mathematican, codebreaker and early architecht of machine intelligence,
Alan Matheson Turing. We wish to remember the mammoth contribution of
Turing in his 41 years with a specific focus on his idea on emotion.
This will be through a special edition of the International Journal of
Synthetic Emotions (IJSE) in 2014.

Call for original papers:
Intention to submit: 15 July 2013
Deadline for full papers (8-10 pages) and short papers (4 pages max): 31
October 2013
Deadline for Book Reviews: 30 November 2013
Short letters welcome, deadline: 15 December 2013
Special Issue Guest Editor: Dr. Huma Shah
IJSE Editor-in-Chief: Professor Jordi Vallverd

In his 1948 essay Intelligent Machinery Turing considered ?the question
as to whether it is possible for machinery to show intelligent
behaviour? and recognised objections to the idea of intelligent machines
?cannot be wholly ignored, because the idea of ?intelligence? is itself
emotional rather than mathematical? (in Copeland, 2004: p. 411). Turing
?A great positive reason for believing in the possibility of making
thinking machinery is the fact that it is possible to make machinery to
imitate any small part of a man. That the microphone does this for the
ear, and the television camera for the eye, are commonplaces.? (p. 420), and
?The extent to which we regard something as behaving in an intelligent
manner is determined as much by our own state of mind and training as by
the properties of the
object under consideration ? with the same object therefore it is
possible that one man would consider it as intelligent and another would
not; the second man would have found out the rules of its behaviour?.
(p. 431)
- Was Turing right in dismissing the significance of emotion, or was he
nave in appreciating them?
Papers should consider Turing?s idea and respond with the latest
research on emotion with respect to human and machine intelligence.
Findings from neuroscience are also encouraged however.
Information on IJSE paper format and submission can be found on
IGI-Global website for here:
Please send all submissions to by deadline
6 June 2013
A.M. Turing, ?Intelligent Machinery?, 1948 in B.J. Copeland, The
Essential Turing: the ideas that gave birth to the Computer Age. Oxford:
Clarendon, 2004, pp.410?432
Prof. Dr. Jordi Vallverd Philosophy Dept. Universitat Autnoma de
Barcelona E08193 Bellaterra (BCN) Catalonia, Spain
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