Dr Simon Wells

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  • International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) Conference 2018

    Together with my colleague, Al Baker, I presented a paper at the 9th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation hosted by the University of Amsterdam. Our paper is on the theme of lying machines and investigates the question of when a machine should be able to lie.

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  • SICSA Reasoning, Learning, & Explainability (ReaLX) Workshop

    I presented a paper at the SICSA AI Theme workshop on Reasoning, Learning, & Explainability (ReaLX) hosted by Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. My paper was on the subject of argumentative dialogue protocols and argumentation schemes as a fundamental and humane framework for achieving composable and explainable AI systems.

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  • Trust In Intelligent Machines Workshop

    Along with my colleagues, Simon Powers & Cedric Perret, we are hosting a workshop at Edinburgh Napier University’s Sighthill campus on the topic of “Trust in Intelligent Machines”. Our broad goal is to explore some of the issues and probelms associated with increasing delegation of decision making to artificially intelligent machines where the outcomes affect the well being of humans.

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  • Ph.D Studentship in Argument Mining

    Argument Mining, the process of detecting, reconstructing, and extracting argument structure from natural language sources has become a hot topic in Argumentation research in recent years. This is a challenging, multi-disciplinary arena whose questions go to the heart of classical Artificial Intelligence problems related to Knowledge Representation and Natural Language Processing.

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  • Uncovering Dark Patterns in Persuasive Technology Workshop @ Persuasive 2018

    With my colleagues, Prof. Agnis Stibe (Paris ESLSCA Business School, France), Dr. Kate Pangbourne (University of Leeds, UK), Dr. Brian Cugelman (AlterSpark, Toronto, ON, Canada), and Anne-Kathrine Kjær Christensen (Specifii, Copenhagen, Denmark) we ran a workshop on Dark Patterns in Persuasive technology at the Persuasive 2018 Conference.

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