Different kinds of artificial systems have been built in recent years including tools, vehicles, machines, among others. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a research field that aims at developing artificial agents, which may act and perform in an intelligent fashion similar to humans. Systems of AI have a special place among other artificial systems for the approach taken by the former makes it possible to build intelligent machines that can control machines that are not intelligent. This is widely considered to be one of the reasons why studies of AI have a rich potential to reshape the human experience and social life. It comes as no surprise that the general public pays increasingly more attention to the concept of AI, and this is due in part to the potential impact of the developments that have never been experienced before, and yet this also turns the concept into a more controversial one in the public eye for its social and ethical implications.
The Symposium of Interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence Studies (SIAIS) aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines who adopt and utilize AI methods in their own field of research. SIAIS is therefore going to provide a platform where recent developments and the impact of these developments in areas such as – but not limited to – medicine, architecture, communication, education, arts and humanities can be discussed. The potential impacts of AI on social life and the possible ethical concerns it may raise will also be in the scope of the meeting. The symposium is expected to provide a venue for both students and researchers of AI, where they can share and learn about the output of recent research in AI. Another notable goal of the symposium is to encourage researchers from different disciplines to come together and initiate collaborations while receiving valuable feedback from researchers who will be representatives of a variety of disciplines that use AI techniques and methodologies.
Emin Erkan Korkmaz
Department of Computer Engineering
E-mail: ekorkmaz [at] cse.yeditepe.edu.tr | Telephone: +90-216-578-0426