Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

Autumn 2020, Workshop "Philosophy of Science meets Machine Learning", Tübingen, Germany

Date: Postponed
Location: Tübingen, Germany

Machine learning does not only transform businesses and the social sphere, it also fundamentally transforms science and scientific practice. The workshop focuses on that latter issue. It aims to discuss whether and how exactly recent developments in the field of machine learning potentially transform the process of scientific inquiry. For this, it sets out to analyse the field of machine learning through the lenses of philosophy of science, epistemology, research ethics and cognate fields such as sociology of science. The workshop will bring together philosophers from different backgrounds (from formal epistemology to the study of the social dimensions of science) and machine learning researchers.

The workshop is organised by the 'Ethics and Philosophy Lab' of the Cluster of Excellence 'Machine Learning: New Perspectives for Science' at the University of Tübingen.

The workshop planned for June 2020 is postponed - new date will be announced as soon as possible.

The call for abstracts is opened. We particularly welcome young researchers who have recently started to work on Machine Learning from a philosophical perspective. Please submit an anonymised extended abstract (750 words not including references).