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4IR:Phel: 4IR:Philosophical, ethical, legal dimensions

When: Tuesday, 03 September 2019 - Thursday, 05 September 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
Wits Science Stadium
Start time:8:30

Melissa Moodley at (011) 717 4598 or

Wits Enterprise will host this conference.

The conference aims to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to discuss the philosophical, ethical, and legal questions raised by the onset of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ and its emerging technologies. These technologies are wide ranging, such as the various narrow artificial intelligence technologies, have a long history while others, such as the techniques for big data, have made a more recent appearance. Similarly, the philosophical, ethical, and legal questions to which these technologies give rise are, in some cases, long standing and recent technologies have led to a novel reconsideration of them. In other cases, the questions are wholly new. The conference will provide an opportunity for those with a research interest in the philosophical, ethical, or legal dimensions of these technologies to come together for a rigorous and engaged discussion.


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