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The conference regarding ‘Machine Ethics and Machine Law’ named “Interdisciplinary perspectives on moral and legal issues in artificial agents” will be held at Jagiellonian University in Cracow on November 18-19, 2016. If interested in presenting a paper addressing philosophy and ethics, law, robotics, and cognitive science,please send and abstract (max 1000 words). Deadline September 9, 2016. 

AlI systems have become an important part of our everyday lives. What used to be a subject of science fiction novels and movies has trespassed into the realm of facts. Our machines are tasked with ever more autonomous decisions that directly impact on the well-being of humans. This leads directly to the question: What are the ethical and legal limitations of those artificial agents? It is clear that some constraints should be imposed; both the unintended and often unforeseen negative consequences of the technological progress, as well as speculative and frightening views of the future portrayed in the works of fiction, leave no doubt that there ought to be some guidelines. The problem is to work out these constraints in a reasonable manner so that machine can be a moral and legal agent. The goal of the conference is to approach this question from various perspectives: of philosophy and ethics, law, robotics, and cognitive science. It is our hope that a stimulating exchange of ideas between scholars from different disciplines will generate new insights regarding the moral and legal dimension of Artificial Intelligence and develop further the ongoing debate on this subject. More information on http://machinelaw.philosophyinscience.com/