Thursday, August 2, 2018

Call for Papers for Special Issue Of Science and Engineering Ethics



Call for Papers
Special Issue of the journal Science and Engineering Ethics
Brain-Based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology
Editors: Elisabeth Hildt, Kelly Laas, Monika Sziron, Stephanie J. Bird
We are inviting papers to be included in a special issue of Science and Engineering Ethics  that seeks to explore the convergences and disparities in approaches to intelligence in neuroscience and computer science. The topic for this special issue comes from a May 2018 workshop organized by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at the Illinois Institute of Technology, that reflected on how brain-based intelligence is similar to artificial intelligence (AI) and also how both can be combined in neurotechnology. Papers submitted for this special issue should explore the ethical and social implications that arise in AI and neurotechnology. Here the term “brain-based” intelligence encompasses both human and non-human animal intelligence. This special issue aims to advance an interdisciplinary discussion between scientists, practitioners, and scholars around these questions.
Both conference presenters and new authors are invited to submit an abstract for consideration.
Topics of contributions may include but are not limited to:
●    Finding a Common Language: Psychology, Neuroscience, and AI
●    Understanding Intelligence: The Physiological and the Mechanical
●    Ethics of Anthropomorphic Design and Processes in AI
●    Ethical and Social Implications of AI and Neurotechnology
●    Rights in AI and Neurotechnology: Policies, Regulations and Legislation
●    Similarities and Differences of Ethics in AI and Neuroscience
●    Science-fiction: Friend or Foe?
●    Merging of Brains and AI Technology
●    Brain-Computer Interfaces
●    Hybrid Intelligence
Submissions of up to 5,000 words are invited from the fields of neuroscience, computer science, engineering, psychology, philosophy, ethics, law, political science and social science.
Please submit an abstract (or revised workshop abstract) of up to 500 words. Abstracts are due September 15, 2018 and should be sent to Elisabeth Hildt at csep@iit.edu. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified of the editors' decision by October 1, 2018 and invited to submit a full paper. They will also receive further information regarding the formal requirements of the paper.
Full papers, of up to 5,000 words in length, double-spaced and in 12 point font are due December 15, 2018.
All manuscripts will go through the journal’s double blind peer review process.

General Information can also be found on the website of Science and Engineering Ethics (see Instruction for Authors): http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/applied+ethics/journal/11948

Facial Recognition, Values and the Human Brain

Dr. Elisabeth Hildt, Ethics Center Director, just published a blog post entitled "Facial Recognition, Values and the Human Brain on the Neuroethics Blog. 

Check it out! 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Call for Abstracts: Brain-based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology



Call for Abstracts:

Workshop:
Brain-based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology

May 10-11, 2018, Chicago, IL
Organized by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology

This workshop seeks to explore the convergences and disparities in approaches to intelligence in neuroscience
 and computer science. It will reflect on how brain-based intelligence is similar to artificial intelligence and also how
 both can be combined in neurotechnology. Based on this, the workshop will explore the ethical and social implications
 that arise in AI and neurotechnology. We are using the term ‘brain-based’ intelligence to encompass both human and
 non-human animal intelligence. The workshop aims to advance an interdisciplinary discussion between scientists, 
practitioners, and scholars around these questions.


Invited speakers:
  • Maria Gini, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Mark Coeckelbergh, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna
  • Mikhail Lebedev, Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University

Topics for presentations may include but are not limited to:
  • Finding a Common Language: Psychology, Neuroscience, and AI
  • Understanding Intelligence: The Physiological and the Mechanical
  • Ethics of Anthropomorphic Design and Processes in AI
  • Ethical and Social Implications of AI and Neurotechnology
  • Rights in AI and Neurotechnology: Policies, Regulations and Legislation
  • Similarities and Differences of Ethics in AI and Neuroscience
  • Science-fiction: Friend or Foe?
  • Merging of Brains and AI Technology
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Hybrid Intelligence
We invite presentations from the fields of neuroscience, computer science, engineering, psychology,
philosophy, ethics, law, political science and social science. Please submit an abstract of up to 500 words.
Abstracts for 20-30 minute presentations are due by March 9, 2018. Please send your abstract to
csep@iit.edu.
We also welcome your questions or proposals for additional workshop topics at csep@iit.edu.
The workshop will be held in Chicago at the Illinois Institute of Technology downtown campus.

For more information, please visit our web site.