Call for Papers: This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to bring together those concerned with the practical, philosophical, ethical and aesthetic questions raised by A.I. In particular, the conference seeks to explore the relationship between humanity and A.I. through theory, applied research, social science and the fictional worlds of cinema and literature.
Papers, reports, presentations, and workshops are invited on any of the following key themes:
A.I. - master, servant, friend or enemy?
A.I. as 'the other'
A.I. - science or technology - does it matter?
A.I. as evolution of the mind/brain
A.I. as marking the end of the human?
A.I., the risk society and the accident
Visions of the future and the role of A.I.
Human and A.I. free will
A.I. and the brain sciences
A.I. and the practice of everyday life
A.I. and Virtual War: a revolution in military affairs?
Visions of A.I. - cultural and cross cultural identities
A.I., humanity and the application of violence
A.I. as a gendered identity?
The aesthetics of A.I. - replicating the human and the animal
Artificial intelligence and artificial emotion?
The embodiment of A.I. - robot, cyborg or database?
Crossing boundaries: what makes us human, what makes A.I. artificial?
Defining intelligence from the Turing Test to Bladerunner's Voigt-Kampff.
Cyberpunk and the re-imagining of A.I.
Shifting identities: portrayals of A.I. in film and literature
The A.I. 'creation' - victim, hero or villain?
A.I. as consciousness
A.I. and Orientalism; is the future Asian?
A.I. as a failed research programme?
Papers will be considered on related themes. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 27th June 2003. Full draft papers should be submitted by Friday 19th September 2003.
300 word abstracts should be submitted to both the Organising Joint Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, PDF or RTF formats.
The conference is part of the 'Critical Issues' programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.
All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers will be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume. The project is also to be supported by an e-mail discussion group and ISSN e-journal.
For further details and information please go to our website.
Department of Politics and IR
University of Kent at Canterbury
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