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The NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Lab in cooperation with the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society

24-01-2020 16:00

It is announced that the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory, in order to promote the discussion and study of Artificial Intelligence and its applications, has concluded a collaboration with the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society (EETN). The immediate result of this collaboration is the organization of the 1st Interdisciplinary Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Greece entitled Me and AI: Human Concerns Artificial Minds.

The NKUA Athens Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory was established in 1999 as an autonomous unit attached to the Department of Philosophy of the University of Athens. Lab’s Director is Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The initial purpose of the Lab's establishment was to facilitate research in the area of applied philosophy and provide support to students and faculty members. The Lab is also committed to conduct empirical and/or theoretical research in all areas of philosophy, with particular focus on Ethics, Metaethics and Applied Ethics. The Lab seeks to further and convey knowledge on areas of philosophical research by means of hosting post-graduate programs of study, publishing works of original philosophical research as well as journals, and organizing conferences. Since 2016 it hosts the UNESCO Greek Chair of Bioethics.

Lab also publishes Conatus - Journal of Philosophy in a biannual publication. Conatus is an international open-access peer reviewed academic journal (both print and electronic) dedicated to the dissemination of original philosophical research. The journal invites original unpublished papers within any field of Philosophy or application of philosophical method to any areas of intellectual and practical life. Conatus is the result of the partnership of the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory and the National Documentation Center, the latter providing ePublishing, indexing and abstracting services.

You can find more information about the Lab here: http://www.philosophylab.philosophy.uoa.gr/to-ergastirio.html

The Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society (EETN) is a non profit scientific organization founded in 1998 and devoted to organizing and promoting Artificial Intelligence (AI) research in Greece and abroad. Since its establishment, EETN has participated in the organization of various national and international events related to AI and its subfields. Since 1996, EETN is a member of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI). It’s currently Director is Dr. Konstantinos Spyropoulos.

You can find more information on EETN here: https://www.eetn.gr/index.php




Me And AI
The first interdisciplinary conference on Artificial and Augmented Intelligence, organized by the Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with the joint effort of the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society. The objective of the conference is to highlight issues related to the Ethical, Legal, Political, Social and Financial aspects of the implementation of cutting-edge intelligence technologies in everyday life.
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