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AGI-08 Call for Participation

The First Conference on Artificial General Intelligence
FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis
In cooperation with AAAI, March 1-3, 2008

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) research focuses on the original and ultimate goal of AI --- to create intelligence as a whole. AGI seeks to create software or hardware systems that are "generally intelligent" in roughly the same sense that humans are, rather than being specialized problem-solvers such as most of the systems currently studied in the AI field.

Current research in the AGI field is vigorous and diverse, exploring a wide range of possible paths, including theoretical and experimental computer science, cognitive science, neuroscience, and innovative interdisciplinary methodologies.

AGI-08 is the very first international conference in this emerging field of science and engineering. The conference is organized with the cooperation of AAAI, and welcomes researchers and students in all relevant disciplines.

Different from conventional conferences, AGI-08 is planned to be intensively discussion oriented. All the research papers accepted for publication in the Proceedings (49 papers total) will be available in advance online, so that attendees may arrive prepared to discuss the relevant issues with the authors and each other. The sessions of the conference will be organized to facilitate open and informed intellectual exchange on themes of common interest.

Besides the technical discussions, time will also be scheduled at AGI-08 for an exploratory discussion of possible ways to work toward the formation of a more cohesive AGI research community -- including future conferences, publications, organizations, etc.

After the two-and-half day conference, there will be a half day workshop on the broader implications of AGI technology, including ethical, sociological and futurological considerations.


Organizing Committee, AGI-08