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Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence 2017

  • Vincent C. Müller
  • Offers a comprehensive snapshot of AI research, at the interface between cognitive science, ethics and computer science

  • Discusses advances concepts such as superintelligence and extendend mind

  • Fosters the exploration of interdisciplinary topics in AI that have been neglected by more specialized conferences

Conference proceedings PT-AI 2017

Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Cognition - Reasoning - Consciousness

  3. Computation - Intelligence - Machine Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Sankalp Bhatnagar, Anna Alexandrova, Shahar Avin, Stephen Cave, Lucy Cheke, Matthew Crosby et al.
      Pages 117-135
    3. Selmer Bringsjord, Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu, Shreya Banerjee, John Hummel
      Pages 136-157
    4. Raül Fabra-Boluda, Cèsar Ferri, José Hernández-Orallo, Fernando Martínez-Plumed, M. José Ramírez-Quintana
      Pages 175-186

About these proceedings


This book reports on the results of the third edition of the premier conference in the field of philosophy of artificial intelligence, PT-AI 2017, held on November 4 - 5, 2017 at the University of Leeds, UK. It covers: advanced knowledge on key AI concepts, including complexity, computation, creativity, embodiment, representation and superintelligence; cutting-edge ethical issues, such as the AI impact on human dignity and society, responsibilities and rights of machines, as well as AI threats to humanity and AI safety; and cutting-edge developments in techniques to achieve AI, including machine learning, neural networks, dynamical systems. The book also discusses important applications of AI, including big data analytics, expert systems, cognitive architectures, and robotics.  It offers a timely, yet very comprehensive snapshot of what is going on in the field of AI, especially at the interfaces between philosophy, cognitive science, ethics and computing.


Generative Adversarial Networks Music Generation by AI Social Reciprocity in Human-computer Interaction Human-agent Interaction Human vs Robot Mathematical Competences Production of Symbolic Language Biological Theory of Qualias Cognitive Subprocesses Infocomputational Agents Epistemic Self-improvement Theories of Knowledge Generation Moral Status of Digital Agents Applications of an Artificial Person Quantum Mind Thesis Sensorimotor Grounding Cooperation in Artificial Systems AI Morality Safe AI Proceeding of PT-AI 2018

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent C. Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) CentreUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence 2017
  • Editors Vincent C. Müller
  • Series Title Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies Applied Philosophy, Epistemology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-96447-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-07194-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-96448-5
  • Series ISSN 2192-6255
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-6263
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 316
  • Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Artificial Intelligence
    Philosophy of Science
    Computational Intelligence
    Cognitive Psychology
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