Workshop Expert: Bruno Banelli
Organisers: Marcin Trepczyński, University of Warsaw, and Ines Skelac, University of Zagreb
The development of natural language models gives an opportunity to use AI-chatbots in religious discourse analysis, as well as to test them as possible theologians.
Many practical and philosophical questions arise on these grounds. Let us list out only a few of them. Are such chatbots really helpful in those analyses? Can they be really good logicians (if they don't "know" when they say true sentences) and good theologians (if they are not humans)? Can we train a model to make it operating like Thomas Aquinas (or at least some of his disciples)?
At this workshop we will collect results of such experiments which include both theological and logical perspective.
Topics may include, but are not restricted to:
Chairing: Marcin Trepczyński, Ines Skelac
|10:15-10:45 –||Navigating linguistic distances among European languages through AI analysis of the Bible|
|10:45-11:15 –||Logos in Debates on Religion: Using AI for Its Analysis and Visualisation|
|11:15-11:30 –||Coffe break|
|11:30-12:00 –||Chat-GPT, Muslim Cyberspace and the Construction of a Critical Islamic Epistemology|
|12:00-12:30 –||Exploring Prompts and Identities for Reasoning About the Existence of God on GPT-4|
|12:30-13:00 –||Testing Chatbots as Rational Theologians|
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The institutional organizer of 4th World Congress on Logic and Religion is the Logic and Religion Association.
The supporting co-organizer of this event is Ian Ramsey Centre (Oxford University).
The programme of the congress is available here: 4WOCOLOR Programme
The Congress consists of 8 thematic workshops and a general session. Every day (except Sunday) the meetings start at 9.00 a.m. (local time).
The conference will be held in the Hotel Palace (hotelpalacesinaia.ro), one of the most famous hotels in Sinaia, Romania.
The sessions will take place in the conference halls.
Every contributing speaker will have 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Please prepare your presentations in a communicative way.
Learn about visas here: https://www.mae.ro/en/node/2035
Apply for e-visa: https://eviza.mae.ro
To organize your trip from the airport to Sinaia and back, send your dates of arrival and departure, name of the airport and flight number and where you are coming from to Daniel Molto: D.Molto@sussex.ac.uk
WoCoLoR 4 will take place at the Palace Hotel in Sinaia, Romania https://hotelpalacesinaia.ro/
This is where the lectures will be presented and where keynote speakers and organisers will stay.
We encourage contributing speakers also to stay in this classy hotel. The special price for the event is 90 EUR for a single room, 96 EUR for a double room, in both cases with breakfast included.
To book your room write to Elisa Nicolaescu: firstname.lastname@example.org putting in the subject line of your email: WoCoLoR4 - Contributing Speaker; in the body of the email specify in particular your dates of departure and arrival.
The event will start Sept 3 and will end Sept 8 in the evening. We therefore recommand arrival on Sept 3 and departure on Sept 9. The Palace Hotel is securing 80 rooms for contributing speakers until July 20. The rooms will be attributed on the first come first served basis.
The weather in Sinaia can be really cold even at the beginning of September. Please bring some warm clothing.
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