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AISB event Bulletin Item

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS: Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence, 21-22 Sep 2013, Oxford (U.K.)

PT-AI 2013


Theodore Berger (University of Southern California, L.A.)
Selmer Bringsjord (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY)
Jack Copeland (University of Canterbury, NZ) - TBC
Daniel C. Dennett (Tufts University, Boston)
Murray Shanahan (Imperial College, London)
Michael Wheeler (University of Stirling, Scotland)



We request anonymous abstracts of 500-1000 words (excl. references) in plain text or PDF, plus 
a short abstract of up to 120 words. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and 
published in the proceedings. (We plan to provide a copy of the proceedings to the corresponding 

All submissions will be reviewed double-blind by at least two members of the programme committee.

Submission online at EasyChair:


Deadline for submission of abstracts: 13.06.2013

Decisions announced: 8.7.2013

Conference: 21-22.09.13

Deadline for submission of full papers: 30.11.13



Participants from all disciplines that are relevant for fundamental issues of present and future 
AI, especially cognitive science, computer science, neuroscience and philosophy. A broad framework 
is set by questions like: What are the necessary conditions for artificial intelligence (if any); 
what are sufficient ones? What do these questions relate to the conditions for intelligence in 
humans and other natural agents? What are the ethical and societal problems that artificial 
intelligence raises, or will raise? Some of the key issues will be:

         ? AI and cognitive science
         ? consciousness
         ? dynamical systems
         ? embedded, situated, distributed cognition, extended mind
         ? embodiment, enaction, morphology
         ? ethics of AI and robotics
         ? brain emulation and simulation
         ? goals, emotions, values, free will
         ? hybrid systems, cyborgs
         ? information
         ? intelligence and intelligence testing
         ? intentionality
         ? interactive systems
         ? learning and evolution
         ? multi-agent systems
         ? notions and forms of computing for AI
         ? perception
         ? probabilistic systems
         ? reasoning
         ? social impact of present and future AI
         ? super-intelligence
         ? ...

Thank you for your time,

Vincent C. Mller
Chair, PT-AI 2013