• What is Intelligence ?
  • What is Artificial Intelligence ?
  • Narrow, General and Super Intelligence.
  • How can we tell that a machine is intelligent ?
  • Arguments against the possibility of Artificial Intelligence/The Chinese Room.


  • Introducing the experiential dimension of consciousness (Reinterpreting the Chinese Room)
  • Theories of Consciousness and Philosophical Zombies.
  • Conscious States and the role/functions of Consciousness.
  • Informational Theories of Consciousness and the possibility of conscious AI.

    Reasoning and Communication

  • Logical approaches to AI.
  • Machine Learning and AI.
  • Argumentation Theory (Argumentation as a way of formalising non-monotonic reasoning).
  • Argumentation and Communication (Generalising argumentation so as to formalise Distributed Reasoning via Dialogue).
  • Argumentation and Epistemology.

    Ethics and Morality

  • Ethical Challenges for Artificial Intelligence
  • Philosophical Accounts of Ethics and Morality
  • Implementing Moral Agents
  • Consequentialism and Utilitarianism


  • Accountability, Responsibility and Justice.
  • Algorithmic Bias

    AI for Good. AI for Bad.

  • Lethal Autonomous Weapons: Arguments for and Against Banning them
  • AI in Medicine. Examples and Ethical Issues
  • Towards a Professional Code of Ethics

    Superintelligence and the Value Loading Problem

  • Kinds of Superintelligence
  • Paths to Superintelligence
  • The Value Loading/Alignment Problem

    AI and Human Society

  • Filter Bubbles and Echo Chambers
  • AI in Dialogue with Humans
  • The Impact of AI on what it is to be Human (Surveillance Capitalism, AI and Work, and the prospect of sentient/conscious AI)