NCN Grant »Turing, Ashby, and ›the Action of the Brain‹«

The Philosophy of Computing group starts implementing NCN (National Science Centre) OPUS 19 grant ref. 2020/37/B/HS1/01809, which was awarded in November 2020. The project’s PI is Hajo Greif, the Co-investigator Paweł Stacewicz. The project is funded by NCN with PLN 767,130.– (approx. EUR 170,000.–) for three years (2021-2023), which involves a three-year postdoc position. The abstract can be downloaded from NCN here. More details on the project here.

Out now: »Concepts as Decision Functions« in Procedia Computer Science

Paweł Stacewicz and Hajo Greif (2021). “Concepts as Decision Functions. The Issue of Epistemic Opacity of Conceptual Representations in Artificial Computing Systems”. Procedia Computer Science 192, 4120–4127. doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2021.09.187

This is a conference paper at the intersection between computer science and philosophy, with Paweł as lead author, presented at the 25th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems, Szczecin, Poland, 8-10 September 2021.

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Out now: »Exploring Minds« in Perspectives on Science

Hajo Greif (2021): “Exploring minds: Modes of modelling and simulation in Artificial Intelligence”. Perspectives on Science 29, 4: 409–435. Special Issue on Exploratory Models and Exploratory Modelling in Science, Guest Editors: Axel Gelfert, Grant Fisher, Friedrich Steinle. doi:10.1162/posc_a_00377.

This paper has been published Open Access. It has been three years in the making, but its final, authoritative version has now seen its published form.

Lecture Series »Thinking Machines: History, Present and Future of AI«

The international and interdisciplinary online lecture series »Thinking Machines: History, Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence« in Summer Term 2021 has been jointly hosted by the Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Deutsches Museum, the European New School of Digital Studies, and the Philosophy of Computing group, ICFO. Speakers include: Pamela McCorduck, Stephanie Dick, Shannon Vallor, Harry Collins, Wolfgang Bibel, Vincent Müller, Virginia Dignum, Kristian Kersting. More details and full programme here.