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    Des humanités numériques à la Singularité technologique
    Archives de Philosophie du Droit 59 (1): 193-204. 2017.
    Après avoir rappelé ce qu’est la version informatique du trans-humanisme et ses liens à la Singularité technologique, nous développons ici une réflexion sur le futur de l’Humanité, de l’humanisme et des humanités dans le contexte du développement rapide des technologies de l’information. La première partie rappelle les nombreuses annonces publiques qui prédisent une prochaine fin de l’Humanité. Nous analysons ensuite ce que signifie la fin de l’Humanité en distinguant d’abord la fin de l’espèce …Read more
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    Introduction: Justifying a Retrospective Approach
    with Jean-Louis Lebrave
    Diogenes 49 (196): 3-7. 2002.
    Today, with the digitisation of texts, sounds and images and their circulation on the Internet, we are deploying new techniques for storing knowledge which will increasingly supplement and even replace older memory recording systems, such as books, vinyl discs, and photographs on celluloid. It looks as if the extent of these changes will be far reaching. And if, as many believe, the practical methods of inscribing thought have an impact on the way it is developed through the writing and reading …Read more
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    On the Supposed Neo-structuralism of Hypertext
    Diogenes 49 (196): 8-19. 2002.
    Hypertext encompasses a particular aspect of the virtual book that is playing an increasingly important part with the expansion of the Internet and the web. The success of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) - attests to its dynamism. Nowadays it seems so natural and so usual that we manipulate it with ease and we discover its ancestors among medieval cabalists or among other commentators of sacred texts. Every indexation, every note and every comment suggests a potential rudimentary hypertext. How…Read more
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    Another Facet of Literary Similes : A Study of Noun+Colour Term Adjectives
    with Suzanne Mpouli
    Corela. Cognition, Représentation, Langage 21 (HS). 2017.
    Les comparaisons figuratives peuvent être introduites en anglais non seulement par des comparatifs mais aussi en combinant un nom et un terme de couleur pour former un adjectif composé du type "lily-white" ou "hearse-black". Ce travail étudie ce type de comparaisons figuratives dans un corpus de fiction britannique du 19e et du 20e siècle en se focalisant sur leur structure et leur contexte d’utilisation. Plus concrètement, il s’agit de déterminer si, tant au niveau de leur distribution que de l…Read more
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    Modelling ethical rules of lying with answer set programming
    Ethics and Information Technology 9 (1): 39-47. 2007.
    There has been considerable discussion in the past about the assumptions and basis of different ethical rules. For instance, it is commonplace to say that ethical rules are defaults rules, which means that they tolerate exceptions. Some authors argue that morality can only be grounded in particular cases while others defend the existence of general principles related to ethical rules. Our purpose here is not to justify either position, but to try to model general ethical rules with artificial in…Read more
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    Towards A Framework To Deal With Ethical Conflicts In Autonomous Agents And Multi - Agent Systems
    with Aline Belloni, Alain Berger, Vincent Besson, Olivier Boissier, Grégory Bonnet, Gauvain Bourgne, Pierre Antoine Chardel, Jean-Pierre Cotton, Nicolas Evreux, Philippe Jaillon, Bruno Mermet, Gauthier Picard, Bernard Reber, Gaële Simon, Thibault De Swarte, Catherine Tessier, François Vexler, Robert Voyer, and Antoine Zimmermann
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    Introduction
    with Jean-Louis Lebrave
    Diogène 196 (4): 3-. 2001.
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    Epistemology of AI Revisited in the Light of the Philosophy of Information
    Knowledge, Technology & Policy 23 (1): 57-73. 2010.
    Artificial intelligence has often been seen as an attempt to reduce the natural mind to informational processes and, consequently, to naturalize philosophy. The many criticisms that were addressed to the so-called “old-fashioned AI” do not concern this attempt itself, but the methods it used, especially the reduction of the mind to a symbolic level of abstraction, which has often appeared to be inadequate to capture the richness of our mental activity. As a consequence, there were many efforts t…Read more
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    Dealing With Ethical Conflicts In Autonomous Agents And Multi-Agent Systems
    with Aline Belloni, Alain Berger, Olivier Boissier, Grégory Bonnet, Gauvain Bourgne, Pierre Antoine Chardel, Jean-Pierre Cotton, Nicolas Evreux, Philippe Jaillon, Bruno Mermet, Gauthier Picard, Bernard Rever, Gaële Simon, Thibault De Swarte, Catherine Tessier, François Vexler, Robert Voyer, and Antoine Zimmermann
    International audience.