[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: Anticipation and Anticipatory Systems: Humans Meet Artificial Intelligence

Alessandro Saffiotti asaffio at aass.oru.se
Sat Feb 2 09:03:13 PST 2019

Call for Submission

Anticipation and Anticipatory Systems: Humans Meet Artificial Intelligence

Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.  June 10-13, 2019

Excerpt from the Call for Papers:

Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov imagined a science of prediction 
called “psychohistory” which enabled the future to be induced via 
statistical inference from big data. But is prediction and anticipation 
only about data? How should anticipation and anticipatory systems be 
conceived in order for human decisions to be respectful of pluralism in 
ecosystems and noosystems? Is there a common anticipatory feature in 
biological structures, cultural structures, and technological ones? How 
does anticipation influence movements, choices, emotions and 
representations? Is there a difference between prediction and 
anticipation in the context of technosocial systems?

We see anticipation as a promising paradigm in order to foster 
cross-disciplinarity and a cross-fertilization of ideas among 
researchers. Anticipation Studies is a growing field of research still 
in need of unification; it could shed a new light in current debates 
about the ethics and sustainability of Intelligent Systems.

We invite cross-disciplinary presentations by AI and robotics 
specialists, philosophers, historians of ideas, social scientists, 
neuroscientists, anthropologists, STS and humanities researchers, etc. 
This is a single-track symposium to allow for deeper exchanges (no 
schedule-conflicting presentations). If you wish to be considered for 
participation, please send an abstract of no less than 800 words and no 
more than 1500 words before the 28th of February 2019.




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