Friday, September 09, 2016

Whirlwind Tour of New York City in October

Since I'm on vacation -- um, I mean sabbatical -- this term, I'm planning to relax by going to New York in October.

  • Oct 13, Columbia University, Society for Comparative Philosophy: "Death and Self in the Incomprehensible Zhuangzi"
  • Oct 14-15, New York University, Conference on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: "The Rights of Artificial Intelligences" (with Mara Garza)
  • Oct 16, Princeton University, Minorities And Philosophy mini-conference: "Encouraging Diversity in the Philosophy Classroom"
  • Oct 17-18 New York University and City University of New York guest visits to classes, one on belief and one on science fiction and philosophy
  • Maybe I can see some of you at one or more of these events. The Comparative Philosophy and Ethics of AI events are open to the public; probably also the Princeton MAP conference (though check); presumably the classes are not open. The Ethics of AI conference promises to be fairly large, with advance registration if you pay (free registration if you're willing to risk not getting a seat).

    Yes, talking about Chinese philosophy, robot rights, implicit bias in the classroom, science fiction, and the nature of mental states is what I want to do on my vacation.

    (Where I'm not going for my vacation.)

    Also this fall:

  • Sep 16, Florida State: "The Moral Behavior of Ethics Professors"
  • Sep 30, USC: "The Pragmatic Metaphysics of Belief"
  • Oct 25, UCLA, Marschak Colloquium: "The Rights of Artificial Intelligences" (with Mara Garza)
  • Nov 2, Occidental College: "Death and Self in the Incomprehensible Zhuangzi"
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    MH said...

    Is the Ethics of AI at NYU something anyone can attend? The RSVP asks for attendees affiliation. I'm not formally in academia. I study philosophy long distance though UoL. I'm not familiar with how conferences usually work (sorry). Just wondering if I'd ba allowed to attend. Thanks!

    Eric Schwitzgebel said...

    I don't see why not. I think it's open to the public. For the academically unaffiliated, you could either leave it blank or write "independent scholar".