University of Birmingham AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 - Alan Turing 2012

2-6 July 2012



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(Call for Proposals for Symposia)

The Machine Question: AI, Ethics, and Moral Responsibility

Location: CPD1

Session Tuesday, 3 July, 11:30-12:30

11:30-12:30 Congress Plenary Keynote: Luciano Floridi
From AI to the Philosophy of Information: Doing Philosophy after Turing

Session Session D, Tuesday, 3 July, 14:00-16:30

14:00-14:45 Joel Parthemore and Blay Whitby
Moral Agency, Moral Responsibility, and Artefacts
14:50-15:35 John Basl
Machines as Moral Patients We Shouldn't Care About (Yet)
15:40-16:25 Benjamin Matheson
Manipulation, Moral Responsibility and Machines

Session Session E, Tuesday, 3 July, 17:00-19:30

17:00-18:25 Ethics Track Keynote
Susan and Michael Anderson
The Relationship Between Intelligent, Autonomously Functioning Machines and Ethics
18:30-19:30 MQ Symposium Poster Session
David Davenport, Marie-des-Neiges Ruffo, Mark Waser, Damien P. Williams

Session Session F, Wednesday, 4 July, 10:00-12:30

10:00-10:45 Alejandro Rosas
The Holy Will of Ethical Machines
10:50-11:35 Keith Miller, Marty Wolf and Frances Grodzinsky
Behind the Mask: Machine Morality
11:40-12:25 Erica Neely
Machines and the Moral Community

Session Session G, Wednesday, 4 July, 14:00-16:30

14:00-14:45 Mark Coeckelbergh
Who Cares about Robots?
14:50-15:35 David J. Gunkel
A Vindication of the Rights of Machines
15:40-16:25 Steve Torrance
The Centrality of Machine Consciousness to Machine Ethics

Session Session W, Wednesday, 4 July, 17:00-18:30

17:00-17:45 Rodger Kibble
Can an Unmanned Drone be a Moral Agent?
17:45-18:30 Marc Champagne and Ryan Tonkens
Bridging the Responsibility Gap in Automated Warfare

Session Thursday, 5 July, 8:30-9:30

8:30-9:30 Congress Plenary Keynote: Blay Whitby
In Loco Humanae: How we Missed and Continue to Ignore the Ethical Implications of AI

Session Session H, Thursday, 5 July, 10:00-12:30

10:00-10:45 Joanna Bryson
Patiency Is Not a Virtue
10:50-11:35 Johnny Søraker
Is There Continuity Between Man and Machine?
11:40-12:25 MQ Symposium Publication Discussion and Planning