China’s “Intelligent Society” from a philosophical point of view

On the occasion of the opening of the Western China Science and Technology Innovation Harbour in Xi’an jang in Xi’an, Shaanxi, five international experts were invited to present their views via online Teams connection in a Senior Forum on The Philosophy of Information and the Development of Intelligent Society, held 12 to 13 September 2020: Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Joseph Brenner, Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Pedro C. Marijuan and Terrence Deacon – all of them Board Members of the IS4SI (International Society for the Study of Information), coming from Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain and the U.S., the first three are members of the Emergent Systems Group (which is also an IS4SI Special Interest Group).

Joseph Brenner | Philosophy, Information, Intelligence, Society. A Complex Cognitive Ontolon | ppt | pdf

Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic | Computing for Intelligent Society. Info-computational Approach | link

Wolfgang Hofkirchner | Artificial Intelligence: “Machines of loving grace” or “Tools for conviviality”? | pdf (Hofkirchner’s contribution is part of the Information Ethics project)

The event was organised by the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of Philosophy and Culture, Basic Theory Research Base on Philosophy of Information and Intelligent Society, Xi’an Jiaotong University, and co-organised by the International Research Center on Philosophy of Information, Xi’an Jiaotong University, and the China Chapter of the IS4SI.

The photo shows a sculpture in the Library of the Xi’an Jiaotong University, with Confucious, Laozi and Sakyamuni on it [Danielinblue 2012].


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