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Informatica Journal - Call for Special Issue on Superintelligence
Apr 28, 2017   Informatica Journal  

Since the inception of the field of artificial intelligence, a prominent goal has been to create computer systems that would reason as capably as humans across a wide range of fields. Over the last decade, this goal has been brought closer to reality. Machine learning systems have come to excel in many signal processing tasks and have achieved superhuman performance in learning tasks including the games of Go and Heads-up Poker. More broadly, we have seen large changes in every pore of our society. This remarkable progress raises the question of how the world may look if the field of artificial intelligence eventually succeeds in creating highly capable general purpose reasoning systems. In particular, it has been hypothesized that such advances may lead to the development of a superintelligent agent – one whose capabilities “greatly exceed humans across virtually all domains of interest”.

Objectives
The aim of this special issue is to promote research on superintelligence by approaching the topic in the most multidisciplinary and visionary manner possible. This will lead to a thoroughly comprehensive effort of cooperation, which will inform and therefore produce new insights, innovative ideas and purposeful concepts, thereby building new grounds for thinking about superintelligence and related topics. Original research, critical studies and review articles dealing with recommended topics in regards to superintelligence are welcome. Position papers and visionary papers will be evaluated according to the quality of their argumentation. Submissions from both academia and industry are encouraged.

Key Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017
Author Notification: October 31, 2017
Final Manuscript Deadline: November 30, 2017
All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of: matjaz.gams@ijs.si and tine.kole@gmail.com or to the special editors:
Ryan Carey, ryan@intelligence.org,
Matthijs Maas, matthijs.m.maas@gmail.com,
Nell Watson, nell.watson@su.org,
Roman Yampolskiy, roman.yampolskiy@louisville.edu




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