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

2-6 July 2012



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Moral Cognition & Theory of Mind

Location: CPD1

Session I Thursday, 5 July, 14:00-16:30

14:00-14:10 Marcello Guarini, Univ. of Windsor, Canada, & Paul Bello, Office of Naval Research, Washington, D.C.
Welcome and introductory comments by symposium chairs.
14:10-14:35 Wendell Wallach Yale Univ., & Colin Allen, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, USA
Hard Problems: Framing the Chinese Room in which a Robot takes a Moral Turing Test
14:45-15:10 J.A. Quilici-Gonzalez, Federal University of ABC, Brazil; M.C. Broens, Univ. of Sao Paulo State, Brazil; G. Kobayshi, Federal Univ. of ABC, Brazil; & M.E.Q. Gonzalez, University of Sao Paulo State, Brazil
Moral Action and Mechanical Models of Intelligence: What can We Learn from the Turing Test?
15:20-15:45 Matthias Scheutz, Tufts University, MA, USA
What's Wrong with the Moral Turing Test

Session J Thursday, 5 July, 17:00-18:30

17:00-17:25 Marcello Guarini
Moral Cases, Moral Reasons, and Simulations.
17:40-18:05 Antoni Gomila, University of Balearic Islands, Spain
Moral Emotions for Autonomous Agents

Session K Friday, 6 July, 10:00-12:30

10:00-10:25 Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield
Cognitive Issues of Sentiment in Machine and Human Ethics
10:35-11:00 Gordon Briggs, Tufts University, MA
Machine Ethics, the Frame Problem, and Theory of Mind.
11:10-11:35 Catriona Kennedy, University of Birmingham
Towards a Theory of Mind for Ethical Software Agents
11:45-12:10 Sergei Nirenburg & Marjorie McShane, University of Baltimore, Maryland
Agents Modeling Agents: Incorporating Ethics-Related Reasoning

Session L Friday, 6 July, 14:00-16:30

14:00-14:25 Paul Bello & Selmer Bringsjord, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Machine Ethics, Folk Intuitions, & the Cognitive Architecture of Moral Judgments
14:40-15:05 Paul Bello & Selmer Bringsjord
Machine Ethics, Mindreading & Attributions of Responsibility: First Computational Steps
15:20-15:45 Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu RPI, Troy, NY, USA. Presented by John Licato
Syntax and Consciousness

Session M Friday, 6 July, 17:00-19:30

17:00-19:30 Anthony Beavers, Matthias Scheutz, and Paul Bello will debate the question "Can machines be moral without inner lives?". Time will be allotted for audience members to ask questions and debate as well.