Call for Papers for Special Issue: Artificial Speakers – Philosophical Questions and Implications

Deadline for submissions: January 1, 2021

Guest Editors

  • Hendrik Kempt, Research Fellow at FoKoS, University of Siegen
  • Dr. Bruno Gransche, PostDoc at FoKoS, University of Siegen
  • Sebastian Nähr-Wagener, Research Associate at FoKoS, University of Siegen
  • Jacqueline Bellon, Research Associate at FoKoS, University of Siegen

With the increasing ubiquity of natural language processing (NLP) algorithms, interacting with “conversational artificial agents” such as speaking robots, chatbots, and personal assistants will be an everyday occurrence for most people. In a rather innocuous sense, we can perform a variety of speech acts with them, from asking a question to telling a joke, as they respond to our input just as any other agent would.

Please click here to see the call for papers for the Special Issue