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Winter Conference 2022

February 10 @ 08:00 - February 11 @ 17:00

Welcome to the second WASP-HS Winter Conference. The Winter Conference 2022 is an internal conference dedicated to the WASP-HS community, and to the WASP-HS PhD students in particular.

The event will take place over two days and will be spent at Chalmerska huset in the city of Gothenburg. This year we welcome the second cohort of WASP-HS PhD students who – together with the first cohort – are invited to give presentations.

Preliminary themes for panel discussions are the following

  • AI and Ethics
  • AI and Trust
  • AI Applications and Social Challenges

Parallel to the PhD student activities is a meeting for all WASP-HS researchers.

Information For PhD Students

Call for Abstracts

Template for Abstracts (.docx)


Keynote Speaker
Shannon Vallor

Keynote Abstract: Sophisticated yet opaque algorithms increasingly constrain and shape what information we consume, what medical treatments we are advised to undergo, who will hire us, who we are invited to meet or date, how the justice system will treat us, and where we will be allowed to live. The lack of transparency in such processes raises profound ethical questions about justice, power, inequality, bias, freedom and democratic values in modern computing. Here I focus on a less commonly discussed concern: the potential for opaque algorithmic decision systems to lead to a contraction of what philosophers have called the space of moral reasons, a concept that underpins personal and public practices of moral reflection, moral responsibility, moral imagination, moral justification, and moral appeal. Using examples from jurisprudence, human resources, and law enforcement, I show why AI-driven contractions of the space of moral reasons should matter to us, and how we might instead use AI in ways that hold open and enlarge such spaces.

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February 10 @ 08:00
February 11 @ 17:00




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