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:: Calls :: The Workshop Responsible Intelligent Systems in Perspective , where Computer Science, Philosophy and Legal Theory meet is set for April 18-19 in Utrecht. The list of speakers includes names such as Bruce Chapman (Toronto), Henry Prakken (Groningen and Utrecht) and  Giovanni Sartor (European University Institute). Attendance is free and open to all academics.
Our tendency to delegate responsibilities to machines (self-driving cars, algorithmic trading, military drones, autonomous surveillance  systems, etc.) leads to pressing questions that call for answers from an interdisciplinary perspective. Computer scientists can contribute by  studying how to design responsible AI, but they first need to know exactly what is meant by that. Philosophers may be able to tell them what responsibility is, but may find it hard to operationalise their insights in such fundamental topics as action, freedom, ethics, norms, and reasons. And that is where legal theorists may be of help, as they are used to think about the relation between abstract notions like fairness, justice, duty, excuse, complicity, causality and their concrete reflections in the rules of law.

The list of speakers includes:
• Thomas Agotnes, Bergen, Norway, Information Science
• Bruce Chapman, Toronto, Canada, Legal Theory and Philosophy
• Michael Fisher, Liverpool, UK, Computer Science
• John Horty, Maryland, US, Philosophy and Computer Science
• Thomas Müller, Konstanz, Germany, Philosophy
• Ugo Pagallo, Turin, Italy, Legal Theory and Computer Science
• Henry Prakken, Groningen en Utrecht, Netherlands, Computer Science
and Legal Theory
• Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute Florence, Italy,
Legal Theory and Computer Science
• Marek Sergot, Imperial College London, UK, Computer Science
• Marija Slavkovik, Bergen, Norway, Computer Science

To enable the Organizes to estimate how much coffee and sandwiches we have to order, they would be happy if you let them know if you plan to come by sending an email to H.W.A.Duijf@uu.nl with the subject “Attendance REINS workshop”. Please mention your name and affiliation so that they can make a name tag for you to wear at the workshop.

Venue: Boothstraat 7, Utrecht, Kerkzaal

Details on the exact program will be posted on the website soon: