Research symposium: Growing autonomy in human and artificial agents
Wednesday 8 May 2019
Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus
Artificial intelligence now affects most areas of our lives and will do so to an ever-greater extent. If human-built agents are "competent without comprehension", how do they fit into our ethical framework? How does this relate to human development, where many similar issues apply?
We will discuss the factors that lead to autonomy in humans and the lessons that can be applied in the rapid development of AI.
The school is delighted to host the following speakers as part of the symposium:
- Josh Bongard, University of Vermont http://www.meclab.org/
- Emma Borg, University of Reading https://www.reading.ac.uk/philosophy/about/staff/e-g-n-borg.aspx
- Lisa Bortolotti, University of Birmingham https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/philosophy/bortolotti-lisa.aspx
- Daniel Dennett, Tufts University* http://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/dennett/
- Keith Frankish, University of Crete / University of Sheffield / Open University www.keithfrankish.com
- Cecilia Heyes, University of Oxford http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ascch/
- Murray Shanahan, Imperial College London / DeepMind https://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~mpsha/
For speaker synopses, please click on the link below
- Anastasia Christakou, University of Reading http://anastasia.christakou.org/
The workshop will be held on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus and will commence at 9am, with lunch and refreshments provided.
Places for University of Reading staff are free, however we ask for a small fee for external guests, to cover costs. Please note that your space will only be confirmed once you have registered.
*Daniel Dennett is the School's 2019 Albert Wolters Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be delivering the Albert Wolters Public Lecture on Thursday 9 May, entitled 'Consciousness, Autonomy and Responsibility'. Booking for this event can be made at www.reading.ac.uk/events.