Philosophy and Machine Learning

Philosophy and Machine Learning - Workshop @ NIPS 2011

Sierra Nevada, Spain - 17 December 2011


Call for contributions

Researchers who want to contribute should submit a 4-page extended abstract of their work (using the NIPS style guide) by e-mail to Marcello Pelillo ( by 23 October 2011


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Connections to epistemology and philosophy of science
  • Essentialism vs anti-essentialism
  • Foundations of probability and causality
  • Abstraction and generalization
  • Connections to decision and game theory
  • Similarity and categorization
  • Algorithmic information theory and the nature of information

The organizers will review all submissions. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 13 November 2011.