Cambridge’s Faculty of Philosophy will host a conference on Self-prediction in Decision Theory and Artificial Intelligence from the 13th to the 19th of May 2015. The conference is organized in conjunction with the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) in Berkeley, CA, and the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (Cambridge). The local organizers are Dr Arif Ahmed and Prof. Huw Price. We are most grateful for financial assistance from the Analysis Trust and the Mind Association, as well as from MIRI.
It aims to bring together speakers from philosophy and computer science to discuss the special philosophical and practical problems that arise for decision-making agents whose confidence in the upshot of their current deliberation makes a difference to the deliberative process itself. Speakers include Alan Hajek (ANU), James Joyce (Michigan), Stuart Russell (Berkeley), Katie Steele (LSE), Vladimir Slepnev (Google) and Jenann Ismael (Arizona).
All details relating to speaker schedule, registration, call for papers, and bursaries are available at the conference page.