Date：17th April 2018 (18:30-20:00)
Venue：The Coffee Bar at School of Humanities, Xixi Campus, Zhejiang University (人文学院咖啡吧)
Speaker：Prof. Bart Verheij (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
Abstract: Stories about artificial intelligence appearing in the media are full of dreams and fears. How realistic are these dreams and fears? In this lecture, Bart Verheij talks about good artificial intelligence, and argues that we can achieve that by the development of argumentation systems. Argumentation systems model a process of critical thinking in which hypotheses are constructed, tested and evaluated. He claims that, by bridging the gap using argumentation systems, artificial intelligence can be developed that gives good answers, has good reasons and makes good choices. The resulting good artificial intelligence brings dreams closer and at the same times can be better controlled.
Professor Bart Verheij holds the chair of artificial intelligence and argumentation at the University of Groningen. He is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Argument and Computation, section editor of the journal Artificial Intelligence and Law, and board member of professional organizations (BNVKI, community builder; COMMA, vice-president; IAAIL, president; JURIX, vice-president/secretary). His research focuses on artificial intelligence and argumentation, often with the law as application domain. He has published on artificial intelligence and argumentation in more than a hundred peer-reviewed publications. His h-index is 25+.