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18-19 April 2016, REINS Workshop Responsible Intelligent Systems in Perspective; where Computer Science, Philosophy and Legal Theory meet, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Date: 18-19 April 2016
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Our tendency to delegate responsibilities to machines (self-driving cars, algorithmic trading, military drones, autonomous surveillance systems, etc.) leads to pressing questions that call for answers from an interdisciplinary perspective. Computer scientists can contribute by studying how to design responsible AI, but they first need to know exactly what is meant by that. Philosophers may be able to tell them what responsibility is, but may find it hard to operationalise their insights in such fundamental topics as action, freedom, ethics, norms, and reasons. And that is where legal theorists may be of help, as they are used to think about the relation between abstract notions like fairness, justice, duty, excuse, complicity, causality and their concrete reflections in the rules of law.

On April 18-19 2016, we organise an interdisciplinary workshop where we bring together researchers from Philosophy, Computer Science and Legal Theory to exchange views on the subject of responsible intelligent systems.

Attendance is free and open to all academics. To enable us to estimate how much coffee and sandwiches we have to order, we would be happy if you let us know if you plan to come by sending an email to with the subject 'Attendance REINS workshop'. Please mention your name and affiliation so that we can make a name tag for you to wear at the workshop.

For more information, see https://www.projects.science.uu.nl/reins/

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