Schlagworte: Robophilosophy

Roboterquote für den öffentlichen Raum

Bei der internationalen Konferenz „Robophilosophy“, die seit 14. Februar 2018 an der Universität Wien stattfindet, treffen sich Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus der ganzen Welt. Die Kameras waren in den ersten zwei Tagen vor allem auf den Keynote-Speaker Hiroshi Ishiguro (Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Osaka University, Japan) gerichtet, den im Moment vielleicht berühmtesten Robotiker. Bei der Konferenz verblüffte er das Publikum mit der kühnen Behauptung, seine humanoiden Roboter (sein Doppelgänger eingeschlossen) befänden sich nicht mehr im Uncanny Valley. Weitere Keynote-Speaker waren Guy Standing (Basic Income Earth Network and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK) und Oliver Bendel (Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Hochschule für Wirtschaft FHNW, Schweiz). Oliver Bendel brachte eine Roboterquote für den öffentlichen Raum ins Spiel. Am 17. Februar, am letzten Konferenztag, referiert Joanna Bryson (Department of Computer Science, University of Bath, UK). Auch bei den Vorträgen und Workshops finden sich bekannte Namen, etwa Charles M. Ess (UiO Department of Media and Communication, Oslo) und Catrin Misselhorn (Institut für Philosophie, Universität Stuttgart). Veranstalter sind Mark Coeckelbergh und Janina Loh (Institut für Philosophie, Universität Wien).

Robophilosophy

„Robophilosophy 2018 – Envisioning Robots In Society: Politics, Power, And Public Space“ is the third event in the Robophilosophy Conference Series which focusses on robophilosophy, a new field of interdisciplinary applied research in philosophy, robotics, artificial intelligence and other disciplines. The main organizers are Prof. Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh, Dr. Janina Loh and Michael Funk. Plenary speakers are Joanna Bryson (Department of Computer Science, University of Bath, UK), Hiroshi Ishiguro (Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Osaka University, Japan), Guy Standing (Basic Income Earth Network and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK), Catelijne Muller (Rapporteur on Artificial Intelligence, European Economic and Social Committee), Robert Trappl (Head of the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Austria), Simon Penny (Department of Art, University of California, Irvine), Raja Chatila (IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in AI and Automated Systems, Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France), Josef Weidenholzer (Member of the European Parliament, domains of automation and digitization) and Oliver Bendel (Institute for Information Systems, FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland). The conference will take place from 14 to 17 February 2018 in Vienna. More information via conferences.au.dk/robo-philosophy/.

Fig.: Robophilosophy in Vienna

Robophilosophy 2018

The conference „Robophilosophy 2018 – Envisioning Robots In Society: Politics, Power, And Public Space“ will take place in Vienna (February 14 – 17, 2018). According to the website, it has three main aims; it shall present interdisciplinary humanities research „in and on social robotics that can inform policy making and political agendas, critically and constructively“, investigate „how academia and the private sector can work hand in hand to assess benefits and risks of future production formats and employment conditions“ and explore how research in the humanities, including art and art research, in the social and human sciences, „can contribute to imagining and envisioning the potentials of future social interactions in the public space“ (Website Robophilosophy). Plenary speakers are Joanna Bryson (Department of Computer Science, University of Bath, UK), Alan Winfield (FET – Engineering, Design and Mathematics, University of the West of England, UK) and Catelijne Muller (Rapporteur on Artificial Intelligence, European Economic and Social Committee). Deadline for submission of abstracts for papers and posters is October 31. More information via conferences.au.dk/robo-philosophy/.

Fig.: Reflexions on robots