MANILA, Philippines – The De La Salle University (DLSU) Department of Philosophy has announced that it will be hosting an international conference from March 27 to March 28, 2012 to honor the centenary birth anniversary of Alan Turing, known as the father of the modern digital computer.
Dubbed “Turing 2012: International Conference on Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science,” the summit aims to celebrate the life and scientific influence of Turing, who is an English mathematician, logician, and computer scientist.
Among the confirmed speakers for the conference include Dr. David Chalmers, Australian National University; Dr. Catherine Pelachaud, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Dr. Arnulfo Azcarraga, De La Salle University-Manila; Dr. Ben Blumson, National University of Singapore; Dr. Robin Zebrowski, Beloit College; Dr. Napoleon Mabaquiao, Jr., De La Salle University; Prof. Mette Kristine Hansen, University of Bergen; and Dr. Kelly Trogdon, Lingnan University; to name a few.
The conference will focus on fields that Turing has directly influenced such as computer science, philosophy, artificial intelligence, psychology, mathematics, cryptography, biology, and theories of computing.
Topics such as cyberspace, gender studies, and international relations will also be discussed.
Turing 2012 is currently the only university-sponsored conference in Southeast Asia that is recognized by the Turing Centenary Advisory Committee (TCAC), the body tasked to coordinate the different Turing-related events worldwide in celebration of the Alan Turing Year.
The conference will be held at the Natividad Fajardo-Rosario Gonzales Auditorium, Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall.
Additional information on Turing 2012 is found on the event’s website.