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(New) Ulle Endriss appointed professor of Artificial Intelligence and Collective Decision Making
Ulle Endriss has been appointed professor of Artificial Intelligence and Collective Decision Making. Endriss has been affiliated with the UvA's Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) since 2005, first as Assistant Professor and then as Associate Professor. He pursues an innovative research agenda in Artificial Intelligence (AI) dedicated to the design and analysis of mechanisms that enable people and autonomous software agents to take decisions together. He has made sustained contributions to the areas of Multiagent Systems and Knowledge Representation within AI, and he is known as one of the founders of the field of Computational Social Choice, situated at the interface of AI with Economics and Political Science.
(New) PhD candidate Logic, Language and ComputationDeadline: Monday 17 February 2020
Are you interested in interdisciplinary research and would you like to work in an interdisciplinary research institute? The ILLC is looking for an excellent PhD candidate who is interested in conducting research in an area within the ILLC that fits naturally in the Faculty of Science.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/01/20-032-phd-candidate-logic-language-and-computation.html or contact •Dr Luca Incurvati at L.Incurvati at uva.nl.
Katrin Schulz awarded Open Competition for Digitalisation
We are pleased to announce that Katrin Schulz has been awarded a Open Competition grant, to work on the project "The Bias Barometer" together with Leendert van Maanen (UvA).For more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/news-and-events/news/2019/12/in-nine-collaborative-projects-social-sciences-and-humanities-researchers-are-jointly-investigating-the-digital-society.html or contact Katrin Schulz at K.Schulz at uva.nl.
ILLC Events this week
29 January 2020, Master of Logic defense, Shimpei EndoTitle: Modal SpatialismLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Arthur Schipper
(New) 4 February 2020, DIP Colloquium, Daniel RothschildSpeaker: Daniel RothschildTitle: Lockean Belief, Dutch Books, and Scoring SystemsLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35139/Lockean-Belief,-Dutch-Books,-and-Scoring-Systems or contact Julian Schlöder at j.j.schloder at uva.nl.
(New) 4 February 2020, joint EXPRESS-DiP Colloquium, Daniel RotschildSpeaker: Daniel Rotschild (UCL)Title: Lockean Belief, Dutch Books, and Scoring SystemsLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
On the Lockean thesis one ought to believe a proposition if and only if one assigns it a credence at or above a threshold (Foley 1992). The Lockean thesis, thus, provides a way of linking sets of all-or-nothing beliefs with credences. Recent work on the lexical semantics of attitude verbs such a 'think’ and ‘believe’ suggest that Lockeanism is more plausible than the view that believing a proposition requires having full confidence in it (Hawthorne, Rothschild and Spectre, 2016). In this talk, I will give two independent characterizations of sets of full beliefs satisfying the Lockean thesis. One is in terms of betting dispositions associated with full beliefs and one is in terms of an accuracy scoring system for full beliefs. These characterizations are parallel to, but not merely derivative from, the more familiar Dutch book (de Finetti 1974) and accuracy arguments (Joyce 1998) for probabilism.For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/seminar/4-february-2020-daniel-rotschild/ or contact Leïla Bussière at bussiere at sequitur.eu.