Envisioning Robots in Society—Politics, Power, and Public Space

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: robo.philosophy@univie.ac.at
Deadline: 15.09.2017
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: University of Vienna
Datum: 14.02.2018
Ende: 17.02.2018 --:--
Veranstaltende Institution: Chair of Media and Technology Vienna

Automation is the new key strategy for productivity gain—many countries are well on their way towards the production model of "industry 4.0" where software bot and robots will appear in all industrial sectors including service industries. The core driver of this disruption complex is robotics, producing ever more intelligent, ever more connectable artificial agents that function in ever more complex physical and social surroundings. This raises a host of complex questions for policy-makers, engineers, and researchers. Which socio-political, socio-cultural, economic, and ethical challenges will we humans be confronted with as robots will be included into more and more contexts of our everyday life? Are we bound to increase the precariat or will the ‘robot revolution’ open up new paths towards greater social justice? How should we envision robots in society?


Robophilosophy 2018 is the third event in the biennial Robophilosophy Conference Series which facilitates robophilosophy, a new area of interdisciplinary applied research in philosophy, robotics, and other disciplines in the Humanities, social and human sciences. The event with gather researchers, artists, representatives from politics, and actors of the private sector to create constructive dialogue and concrete collaborations on the joint task of envisioning robots in human societies.


Information: conferences.au.dk/robo-philosophy-2018-at-the-university-of-vienna/

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