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Subject:

CFP: Killer Robots or Friendly Toasters? (AISB09 Symposium)

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Ruth Aylett <[log in to unmask]>

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Ruth Aylett <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 16 Sep 2008 16:28:10 +0100

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AISB 2009 6-9th April 2009
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Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

Symposium: Killer robots or friendly fridges: the social  
understanding of Artificial Intelligence
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Call for papers

OVERVIEW
For the non-specialist, the whole notion of Artificial Intelligence  
challenges fundamental understandings of what it is to be human, with  
enormous implications for how we conceive ourselves, our artefacts  
and our societies.  AI’s foundational goal was the construction of  
autonomous sentience. Yet, 55 years after Turing’s seminal paper,  
publicly visible achievements, beyond science fiction speculations or  
media exaggerations, still lie in faltering steps in voice and image  
recognition, surveillance, computer games and virtual environments,  
not in truly intelligent everyday machines.

This symposium will offer a major forum for the discussion of the  
social understanding of Artificial Intelligence, in particular the  
curious spaces between popular expectations of machines that meet our  
every whim, fears of humans enslaved or eliminated by crazed super- 
brains, and the sober reality of toasters that still burn the bread.

At the start of the 21st century, it is timely to reflect not just on  
the technical achievements and pitfalls of the now mature discipline  
of Artificial Intelligence, but also on its wider social  
understanding. While there have always been ill informed concerns  
about “robots taking over the world”, the reality is both more  
prosaic and more complex. People have long anthropomorphised complex  
artefacts which are capable of seemingly autonomous interaction.  
However, recent advances in the deployment of believable characters  
and affective systems, both in graphical and robotic form, have  
rekindled problematic social and ethical questions about our  
relationships with machines.

This symposium offers a fresh opportunity for interdisciplinary  
perspectives on the social understanding of Artificial Intelligence,  
with the strong potential to bring together contemporary research in  
key technical, social, psychological and philosophical domains

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
-   AI, Ethics and privacy
-   AI and Public Policy
-   Portrayal of AI in film, novel and other art forms
-   Anthropomorphism and AI
-   Attitudes towards robots and graphical characters
-   Believability, naturalism and the uncanny valley
-   Definitions of human-ness and AI artefacts
-   AI and gender
-   Social impact of AI
-   Social expectations of AI
-   Social perceptions of AI
-   Social/legal/economic status of AIs
-   Social/ethical implications of AI augmentation of humans
-   Human/AI construct co-working
-   If AIs could talk, would we understand them?
-   What is it like to be an AI?

SUBMISSIONS
We are seeking submissions of original papers that fit well with the  
symposium theme and topics. Papers should be no more than 6 pages in  
length in the AISB convention format (available at http:// 
www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb08/download.html). Electronic  
submissions should be emailed as PDFs to BOTH symposium chairs by the  
submission deadline given below. At least one author of each accepted  
paper will be required to register and attend the symposium to  
present their work.
All papers from the AISB convention will be published in the AISB  
proceedings, with an ISBN number. Authors of papers must sign a  
copyright declaration (to follow). However, this declaration is not  
exclusive - it gives AISB the right to publish the paper, but does  
not prevent the author from publishing it in other venues.

IMPORTANT DATES
5th January 2009 : Submission deadline
2nd February 2009: Deadline for notifications sent to authors
23rd February 2009 : Camera read copies due
8-9 April 2009: Symposium

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Alison Adams, University of Salford
Ruth Aylett, Heriot-Watt University (co-chair)
Alan Bundy, University of Edinburgh
Bob Colomb, University of Technology, Malaysia
Roddy Cowie, Queens University Belfast
Ylva Fernaeus, Swedish Institute of Computer Science
Rudi Lutz, University of Sussex
Greg Michaelson, Heriot-Watt University (co-chair)
Margit Pohl, Vienna University of Technology
Noel Sharkey, University of Sheffield
Peter Wallis, University of Sheffield

CONTACT DETAILS
Prof Greg Michaelson/Prof Ruth Aylett
Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, EH14 4AS
[log in to unmask]@macs.hw.ac.uk
0131 451 3422/4189 (phone)
0131 451 3732 (FAX)

-- 
Ruth Aylett                                   Professor of Computer  
Science
Mathematics and Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK      Tel: 44-131-451-4189     Fax:  
44-131-451-3327
http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~ruth/                      "Life is beautiful"

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