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Society Rules


Bernstein, Abraham (2016). Society Rules. In: 10th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2016), Aberdeen, 9 September 2016 - 11 September 2016.

Abstract

Our society is full of rules: rules authorize us to achieve our goals by endowing us with legitimation, they provide the necessary struc- ture to understand the chaos of conflicting indications or tell-tales of a situation, and oftentimes they legitimate our actions. But rules in society are different than logical rules suggest to be: they are not as unshake- able, continuously renegotiated, often even accepted to be wrong but still used, and used as inspiration in the situated context rather than universal truth.
Based on theories about the role of technology in society, this talk will first try to convey the role of rules in social science theory. Extending these insights, it will draw on examples to illustrate how they might be transferred to computer science or artificial intelligence to derive systems that are attuned to the role of rules in social environments and adhere to social rules in the environment in which they are used.

Abstract

Our society is full of rules: rules authorize us to achieve our goals by endowing us with legitimation, they provide the necessary struc- ture to understand the chaos of conflicting indications or tell-tales of a situation, and oftentimes they legitimate our actions. But rules in society are different than logical rules suggest to be: they are not as unshake- able, continuously renegotiated, often even accepted to be wrong but still used, and used as inspiration in the situated context rather than universal truth.
Based on theories about the role of technology in society, this talk will first try to convey the role of rules in social science theory. Extending these insights, it will draw on examples to illustrate how they might be transferred to computer science or artificial intelligence to derive systems that are attuned to the role of rules in social environments and adhere to social rules in the environment in which they are used.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:11 September 2016
Deposited On:14 Feb 2017 14:52
Last Modified:31 May 2017 07:27
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:13495

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