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REMINDER: Call for Papers for Workshop Machines of Change: Robots, AI and Value Change

Call for Papers for Workshop Machines of Change: Robots, AI and Value Chan= ge 1 to 3 February 2022, TU Delft, The Netherlands

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS We invite contributions to the workshop Machines of Change: Robots, AI and = Value Change, to be held from 1 to 3 February, 2022, in Delft, the Netherla= nds. People interested in contributing to the workshop are requested to sub= mit a 300-word abstract to before 26 November 2021. You will be notified before 15 Decembe= r whether you are selected for inclusion in the workshop. We expect to be a= ble to select around 15 papers. A limited number of travel stipends will be= available for graduate students who face financial constraints, but who ar= e willing to participate and whose abstracts are accepted. We especially en= courage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. Selected authors = are requested to send a draft paper of 3000 to 5000 words before 15 January= , 2022. At the workshop, we will discuss the draft papers of the various co= ntributors. After the workshop, we will probably invite a selection of the = contributions for a special issue covering the workshop's themes. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Arianna Betti (Professor (Chair) of Philosophy of Language, the Unive= rsity of Amsterdam)
  • John Danaher (Author of Automation and Utopia and Senior Lecturer of = Law, Galway University)
  • Bertram F. Malle (Professor, the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic,= and Psychological Sciences, Brown University)

DESCRIPTION Advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics stand to change many aspec= ts of our lives, including our values. If trends continue as expected, many= industries will undergo automation in the near future, calling into questi= on whether we can still value the sense of identity and security our occupa= tions once (ideally) provided us. Likewise, the advent of social robots app= ears to be shifting the meaning of numerous, long-standing values associate= d with interpersonal relationships, like care, friendship and privacy. Furt= hermore, powerful actors' and institutions' increasing reliance on AI to ma= ke decisions that affect how people live their lives, has given rise to the= development of new values such as algorithmic transparency, meaningful hum= an control and explainability. During the Machines of Change: Robots, AI and Value Change workshop, we wil= l explore how the deployment of Artificial Intelligence and robots leads to= value change and how we can study value change, as a phenomenon, via these= technologies. The workshop will centre around the following three, major t= hemes:

  1. How do AI and /or robotics contribute to value change?
  2. How can we study value change via AI and / or robotics?
  3. How should AI and / or robotics deal with value change?


  • Ibo van de Poel (Professor, Ethics and Philosophy of Technology, Poli= cy and Management at Delft University of Technology)
  • Olya Kudina (Assistant Professor, Ethics and Philosophy of Technology= at Delft University of Technology)
  • Steffen Steinert (Post-Doctoral Researcher, Ethics and Philosophy of = Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology)
  • Tom Coggins (PhD Candidate, Ethics and Philosophy of Technology, Poli= cy and Management at Delft University of Technology) FUNDING The workshop is part of the project ValueChange that has received funding f= rom the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon = 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 788321. See= :

COVID-19 Depending on the situation at the time, the workshop might be held fully or= partly online (hybrid).

CONTACT If you have questions about the workshop or your submission, please direct = them to For submission, please send your abstracts to

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