Dancing with Pixies?...

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A video sponsored by the society discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument (CRA) and the heated debates surrounding it. In this video, which is accessible to the general public and those with interest in AI, Olly's Philosophy Tube ...


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The AISB Convention is an annual conference covering the range of AI and Cognitive Science, organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. The 2016 Convention will be held at the Uni...


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Stephen Hawking thinks computers may surpass human intelligence and take over the world. This view is based on the ideology that all aspects of human mentality will eventually be realised by a program running on a suitable compu...


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All individual members of The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour have a personal subscription to the Taylor Francis journal Connection Science as part of their membership. How to Acce...


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AISB YouTube Channel

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Notice

AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

CFP: Ethics and Information Technology, Special Issue on "The Case of e-Trust: a New Ethical Challange"

www.editorialmanager.com/etin

 Call for paper with Ethics and Information Technology on "The Case of e-Trust: a New Ethical Challange"

Trust in digital environments (e‐trust) affects the activities of millions of individuals involving a wide range of social dynamics. This pervasive phenomenon raises new ethical problems, such as the occurrence of e‐trust relationships between human and artificial agents and the emergence of trust in on‐line contexts.

 

The ethical debate on e‐trust has been characterised by the tension between two opposite positions. One considers e‐trust as a different phenomenon from trust. It argues that trust requires embodied interactions characterised by emotional, cultural and physical aspects and hence that trust could not arise in digital contexts, where such kinds of interactions are impossible. The other position rejects the assumption of embodied interactions as a necessary condition for the occurrence of trust, and focuses on the analysis of the main characteristics and of the ethical features of e‐trust.

 

The purpose of this special issue of Ethics and Information Technology, entitled  The Case for e‐ Trust: a New Ethical Challenge, is to address explicitly the issues concerning the ethical nature of e‐trust.

 

Submitted papers are requested to explore issues concerning the following research questions:

1. What are the fundamental and distinctive aspects of e‐trust?

2. Should e‐trust be regarded as an occurrence of trust on‐line or as an independent  

phenomenon in itself?

3. What are the ethical implications of e‐trust?

4. To what extent artificial agents can be involved in an e‐trust relationship?

5. What is the influence, if any, of the context on the emergence of e‐trust?

 

Submissions will be double‐blind refereed for relevance to the theme as well as academic rigor and originality. High quality articles not deemed to be sufficiently relevant to the special issue may be considered for publication in a subsequent non‐themed issue of Ethics and Information Technology.

 

The editorial project is officially endorsed by the UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics.



Closing date for submissions: March 1st 2010

 

To submit your paper, please use the Springer online submission system, to be found at

www.editorialmanager.com/etin

 

Please contact the special guest editors for more information,

 

Mariarosaria Taddeo,

mariarosariataddeo@gmail.com

 

Luciano Floridi,

luciano.floridi@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

 

Or the managing editor,

 

Nomi Manders‐Huits

N.L.J.L.Manders‐Huits@tudelft.nl

 

 

Ethics and Information Technology (ETIN) is the major journal in the field of moral and political reflection on Information Technology. Its aim is to advance the dialogue between moral philosophy and the field of information technology in a broad sense, and to foster and promote reflection and analysis concerning the ethical, social and political questions associated with the adoption, use, and development of IT.