Nammour Philosophy Symposium

April 3-4, 2019

2019 Theme: "Artificial Intelligence"

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The Ethics Center is proud to support and promote the annual Philosophy Department Nammour symposium.

This year's Nammour symposium organizers are Chong Choe-Smith and Garret Merriam.

Special thanks to The College of Arts and Letters Festival of the Arts for their generous support of this year's symposium.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Guest Speaker Panel

1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Hinde Auditorium, University Union

V. Scott Gordon, Professor of Computer Science, CSU Sacramento

Artificial Intelligence: Machines that Learn (Video)

Hanti Lin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UC Davis

Machine Learning and Epistemology: Pursuit of Platonic Tethering to the Truth (Video)

Tomas A. Blackson, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Arizona State University

Prohibitions in Machine Ethics (Video)


Thursday, April 4, 2019

CSUS Faculty Panel

9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Redwood Room, University Union

Matt McCormick, Professor of Philosophy

Machine Minds: A Plan for Conscious AI (Video)

Garret Merriam, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Algorithms of the Heart: The Peril and Promise of Artificial Emotional Intelligence (Video)

Russell DiSilvestro, Chair and Professor of Philosophy

How AI May Help Us Die: A Hopeful Message about Artificial Intelligence, Dying with Dignity, and Fairness (Video)