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9 May 2013 at St Mary's University College (SMUC), Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, London TW1 4SX

Co-organised by:

  • The Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies (CBET) at SMUC (http://www.smuc.ac.uk/cbet/)
  • Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)

As part of the AISB Members workshop series.

Online First: L.Floridi, Information Quality, Editor Letter, freely available at
 

In 8 February there was an event in Brussels organised by the European Commission: the launch of the Onlife Manifesto. In this blog post you can read a personal account of that day, where the Philosophy of Information was mentioned and used a lot of times.

Final submissions entered into Easychair website: March 15th 2013

This generation has borne witness to a veritable explosion in the use of computing technologies in almost every aspect of life. Philosophers, scientists, and technologists/engineers have an important role to play in addressing the foundational questions that arise on the inexorable march toward intelligent machines. This year’s theme is “Minds, Machines and Morals.” Questions regarding the status of machines as moral agents and patients press on us as we envision a future filled with self-driving cars, robotic surgeons, health-care providers, and online computational surrogates.

The AISB is now hosting a series of workshops to be held across the country, covering a wide range of themes pertinent to the aims of the AISB. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, you will find information on what you will need to do on this page:
http://aisb.org.uk/events/members-workshop-series

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

An der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät II, Institut für Informatik, ist eine W3-Professur für Theoretische Informatik zum 01.10.2013 zu besetzen. Gesucht wird ein/e international ausgewiesene/r Expertin/Experte im Gebiet Logik in der Informatik. Erwartet werden exzellente Leistungen in Forschung und Lehre sowohl in grundsätzlichen Fragen dieses Gebiets als auch in einem oder mehreren Anwendungsbereichen, bspw. Datenbanken, Modellierung oder Wissenspräsentation. Der/Die Stelleninhaber/in wird das Bachelor- und Masterstudium Informatik mitgestalten können und an drittmittelfinanzierten Forschungsprojekten mitarbeiten.

Deadline: 15 March 2013

http://www.zukunftskolleg.uni-konstanz.de/

The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz is offering: up to fifteen ZIF Marie Curie 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz (Salary Scale 13 TV-L).

Deadline: 1 April 2013

http://www.uni-bremen.de/en/post-doc/

Funded from the University's own Central Research Development Fund (CRDF) as well as from the Marie Curie COFUND fellowship program, the University of Bremen invites postdoctoral researchers (m/f) in the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities to apply for one of 13 Postdoctoral Fellowships A32/13 Early career postdoctoral researchers (m/f) (at most one year after having received their doctorate) are invited to apply for a temporary position for up to two years. Fellows (m/f) will be enabled to develop an independent research project and to write an application for subsequent third-party funding.

The research collaboration "Epistemology of the LHC" organizes an interdisciplinary workshop entitled "The Epistemology of Data Selection and Analysis Procedures in Physics," which will take place at Wuppertal University from March 7-9, 2013. The workshop will bring together physicists, philosophers of science as well as historians and sociologists of science. The aim is a better understanding of processes of data handling, such as selection or reduction, with a certain but not exclusive focus on the physical sciences.

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