Seminar on Susan Schneider’s Work June 23-24, 2016
Lisbon, Portugal

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Lisbon Mind and Cognition Group

Mind, Selves and 21st Century Technology

On Site Registration (22nd June)

​16:30 – 18:00: Registration and Meet-Up.

19.00 – Evening social event.

Day 1 (23rd of June)
8.30 - 9.20: Registration (Probably on 4th Floor ID, Building, Room to be Confirmed).

9.30 - 9.40: Welcome

9.40 – 12.30: Theme Session, Extended Selves and Self-Knowledge.
Georg Theiner. On the Extended Mind (09:40 - 10.10)
Richard Heersmink -  The distributed self. (10.10 – 10.40)

Coffee. (10.40 - 11.00)

Lukas Schwengerer - Knowing yourself by looking at your smartphone. (11.00 – 11.30)
Robert Clowes – Slow Uploading: Super-selves and alternative routes to personal immortality. (11.30 – 12.00)
Brie Gertler - Title to be Announced. (12.00 - 12.30)

12.30 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 14.40: On Artificial Intelligence & Enhancement, Keith Frankish via SKYPE.

14.40 – 16.10: Theme Session (Enhancement, Autonomy and Agency)
Paul Smart, Kieron O’Hara and Wendy Hall. Predicting Me, Experiencing Us: Predictive Processing, Big Data and the Mind of Society. (14.40 – 15.10)
Frederic Gilbert, Predictive brain implants: A potential threat to autonomy and self? (15.10 – 15.40)
Michelle Ciurria, Practical Justice Initiative at the University of New South Wales, Responsible Agency and Moral Enhancement: The permissible Scope of Moral Engineering. (15.40 – 16.10)

16.10 – 16.30: Coffee.

16.30 – 17.10: Poster Spotlight Session. (About 8 minutes each)
Nolan Gertz: The Master-ISlave Dialectic.
Steven S. Gouveia and Diana Neiva: Mind-Uploading: the problem of consciousness 2.0.
Tom Buller: Brain-Machine Interfaces and the Conditions of Agency.
Marco Fasoli: Forgetting cognitive artifacts: is there any valid reason for excluding artifacts from the cognitive enhancement debate?
Silvano Colombano: Artificial Consciousness as a Byproduct of Modeling Behaviour.
Nathan Hauthaler: Extended practical reasoning and practical knowledge.

17.10 – 18.00: Keynote Talk Susan Schneider: Extended Mind and Machine Consciousness

​18.00 – 19.15: Poster Discussion and Wine Reception

19.30 – Visit to famous Barrio Alto Night Life led by a Bavarian

Day 2 (24th of June)

09.30 – 10.10 Ron Chrisley Machine Consciousness: Moving beyond “Is it Possible?”

10.10 – 11.40 Theme Session on Uploading & Super-Intelligence
Christopher Brown. Mind Uploading and Persistence (10.10 – 10.40)
Joseph Corabi Superintelligent AI and Skepticism (10.40 – 11.10)
Uziel Awret - What kind of machines would refuse destructive uploading? (11.10 – 11.40)

11.40 – 12.00 Coffee Break
12.00 – 12.40 – Emergent Mental Phenomena Mark H. Bickhard.

12.40 – 14.30 – Lunch

14.30 – 16-00 -  Theme Session: Virtual Reality and Living in a Computer Simulation.
Grace Helton. Skepticism and Solipsism (14.30 – 15.00)
Paweł Grabarczyk and Marek Pokropski Is full bodily immersion in virtual reality possible? Maximizing presence in virtual reality through affordances. (15.00 – 15.30)

15:30 - 16.10: Invited Speaker (Gualtiero Piccinini University of Missouri - St. Louis), Title TBA.

16.10 - 16.40: Coffee (In poster room, posters come down)

16.40 - 17.20: Gerald Vision Consciousness—Philosophy’s Great White Whale.

17.20 - 18.20: Keynote Talk: Is the mind software? is it physical? metaphysics of mind for the 21st century Susan Schneider

18.20 - 18.30: Conference Closing.

20.00 -22.00 Conference Dinner at Casa do Alentejo
Organised by the Lisbon Mind and Cognition Group, Supported by Fundação Luso-Americana & the ARGLAB (of which the Mind and Cognition Group is a part).