** Please note: the deadline for this call has been extended until 19 January **
Cyberselves is pleased to announce that we are hosting a symposium at the 2018 Convention for the Society of the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) in Liverpool, UK, from the 4th – 6th of April.
We are seeking contributions for a symposium around the topic of public engagement with, and social impacts, of AI and robotics. We are hoping to create a session that will be of vital interest to a wide-range of the AISB Convention attendees.
Topics can include, but are not limited to:
- AI and robotics in the media
- The cultural perception of AI and robotics
- Policymaking on robots and AI
- AI/robot ethics
- How to talk to people about robots/AI (e.g. use of technology or social media)
- AI and robots in the public imagination
- Effective public engagement
- The societal impacts of AI and robots
- Science communication and explaining research
- Responsible innovation
We are hoping to create a broad, creative programme and so seeking abstracts (max 500 words) proposing papers, posters, case studies or discussions. Participants in the workshop will be invited to submit to a special issue of the journal Connection Science in the summer of 2018.
Deadline for submissions is 5 January 2017; responses will be sent out by 1 February 2018.
Completed proposals and any queries should be sent to
Dr Michael Szollosy
Please check here for complete details of the 2018 AISB Convention.
We are also planning to help run a public engagement event in Liverpool during the Convention. Further details on this will be posted shortly. If you are interested in taking part in that, either with talks or demonstrations that might be of interest to the general public, please email Dr Michael Szollosy.