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Conference Programme

'AI Hype or Revolution?' Postgraduate Conference Programme (29 July 2023)

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All sessions take place in the Oculus BuildingLink opens in a new window (ground floor)

09.15–9.45 Tea/Coffee (foyer)

09.45–10.00 Introduction (Room OC0.03)

10.00–11.15 Keynote: “On Synthesis and Representation in AI” - Dr. M. Beatrice Fazi, University of of Sussex (Room OC0.03)

Chair: Tori Pryce

11.15–11.45 Break (refreshments provided)

11.45–13.00 Session 1: Philosophy of AI (Room OC0.03)

Chair: Tilda Du

  • “When Terminator Wept: AI and Post-Human Affects” - Javier García-Martínez
  • “Spreading Sameness in Divided Virtual Islands: Reflections on AI in social media as a Means of Subjectivity-Production” - Mohammad Javanmard
  • “Relating to Robots: Are Robots Socially Constructed?” - Luke Robert Mason

13:00–14.00 Lunch (provided)

14:00–15.15 Session 2: Select either Panel 1 or 2 hereLink opens in a new window

Panel 1: AI Ethics and Society (14.00–15.15 Room OC0.01)

Chair: Javier García-Martínez

  • “Perceptions of Nigerian Doctors on AI-Enabled Telemedicine Solutions: Opportunities and Challenges for Healthcare Delivery” - Mohammed Abdullahi, Ayomide Deborah Adetunji, Afeez Egungbohun, Chandana Pudota & Ayesha Younus Khan
  • “Ethics of AI” - Thomas Ko
  • “How Explainability Matters in the Age of AI” - Yulu Pi
  • “Where is Gender in the Age of AI” - Kristal Yu

Panel 2: AI Applications and Education (14.00–15.15 Room OC0.03)

Chair: Caius Liu

  • “AI in Art Education” - Stuart Brambell
  • “A Solution to the Democracy Paradox? Emerging Technology and its Utility in Intelligence Oversight” - Chase Johnson
  • “AI: an emerging tool for interpreting language” - Stephanie Povey
  • “Advertisement in the artificial intelligence era and its socio-economic impact” - Emmanouil Xagoraris

15:15–15.30 Break (comfort break)

15:30–16.30 Discussion: “Autonomous Weapons Systems: A Good Use of AI?” presented & moderated by Evan Curran (Room OC0.03)

16:30 Social Event - Food (pizza) & Drinks (Social Sciences Courtyard, weather permitting)