Call for Papers


The purpose of this workshop is to explore how recent advances in AI technology intersect with epistemological topics and debates. We envisage that the list of central questions to be addressed at the workshop will include:
(i) How (if at all) is it possible to understand, explain and gain knowledge about Deep Neural Networks given the complexity and opacity of their internal operations and training history?
(ii) How might AI technologies be used to supplement and improve our own human epistemic capacities?
(iii) When (if ever) is it rational to rely on AI technologies whose internal operations we do not fully understand when forming beliefs?
This two-day workshop will take place on the main campus of Zhejiang University. There will be 10 talks in total, and 3-4 talks will be selected based on submitted abstracts.

This workshop is a satellite event of ZJULogAI2023 taking place at Zhejiang University from 8th - 12th September 2023.

Invited Speakers

  • Herman Capellen (Hong Kong University)
  • Darrell Rowbottom (Lingnan University)
  • Fei Song (Lingnan University)


  • Davide Fassio (Zhejiang University)
  • Jie Gao (Zhejiang University)
  • Aleks Knoks (University of Luxembourg)
  • Thomas Raleigh (University of Luxembourg)


We welcome submissions on any topic concerning the intersection of epistemology and AI. Abstracts should be no longer than 1000 words and prepared for blind review. Talks should be suitable for a 40–45-minute presentation. Please, submit your abstracts to, mentioning your institutional affiliation and the title of the submission in the body of your email. Members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the fields of philosophy and AI are especially encouraged to apply.

One author of each contributed talk will be provided with accommodation for 3 nights, as well as a conference dinner. Please note, however, that we are not able to reimburse any travel expenses for contributed talks.

This workshop is a satellite event of ZJULogAI2023 taking place at Zhejiang University from September, 2023. It will also be the first event of the University of Luxembourg’s 3-year project ‘The Epistemology of AI systems (EAI)’, generously funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), as well as a follow-up to the, 1st Luxembourg Workshop on Epistemology & AI which took place in Luxembourg in June 2022.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: 15th May 2023
  • Notification: 1st June 2023
  • Workshop: 8th - 9th September 2023

For any questions concerning the workshop, please, email at

Sponsors and Funders

lngai       Asian Epistemoloy Network