Dr Simon Wells

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  • Talk at the Third Trust In Intelligent Machines Workshop

    I presented a talk to the delegates of the third Trust in Intelligent Machines Workshop. The subject of my talk was on the various shaded of grey, or lack of clarity, in considering the issue of trust in the context of intelligent machines, communication, and dialogue when deception is an issue.

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  • ECA Paper on Partisan Political Argument in the online Brexit Campaign

    At the recent Third European Conference on Argumentation (ECA) I presented a paper entitled “A Paroxysm of Dissent: Partisan Political Advertising During the Brexit Campaign”. The paper is about the online advertisements used within the Brexit campaign prior to the 2016 referendum.

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  • Contribution to the ECA Symposium on Argument Strength

    I contributed to the Symposium on Argument Strength at the recent Third European Conference on Argumentation (ECA). The symposium was organised by Frank Zenker and other contributions were from to Marcin Selinger, Kamila Debowska-Kozlowska, and David Godden.

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  • Paper Published in the Proceedings of ISSA 2018

    Together with my colleague, Al Baker, I published a paper in the proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation hosted by the University of Amsterdam.

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  • Trusting Intelligent Machines: Deepening Trust Within Socio-Technical Systems

    Together with the other delegates from the first TIM workshop earlier in the year, I’ve published a paper in the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine entitled “Trusting Intelligent Machines: Deepening Trust Within Socio-Technical Systems”.

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  • Workshop on Intelligent Machines & Human Behaviour

    With colleagues from the Leeds University & UCL, I am organising a workshop on Intelligent Machines & Human Behaviour which is to be hosted at the 2019 AISB Annual Convention.

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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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