Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Science

November 20 - 21, 2024

Lingnan University, Hong Kong SAR

Call for papers now open!

Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of interest in artificial intelligence (AI) for science. Deep learning models, and especially generative models, are poised to radically reshape scientific practice. Some commentators even suggest that we are in the midst of an AI 'revolution' in science. Yet we are only beginning to grapple with the potential impact on future science. This conference will bring together philosophers and scientists to anticipate and address some of the more pressing epistemological and methodological challenges raised by AI for science in the short- and medium-term.


Some of the more specific themes to be addressed include the potential impacts of AI on the future of:

We welcome contributions from both philosophical and scientific perspectives on these or any other topic related to AI and the future of science. 

Submission Guidelines

Anonymized abstracts of no more than 500 words (excluding references) should be submitted to with the subject line "AIFS 2024 Submission." Please include author(s) names and contact information in the body of the email. Submissions should be suitable for an interdisciplinary audience.

We are pleased to be able to offer partial financial support for graduate student presentations. Please indicate in the body of your submission email if you would like to be considered for financial support.

The call for papers is open until July 31. We will announce final decisions by September 1.


Questions may be directed to


The conference will be held in the Leung Fong Oi Wan Art Gallery at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.


This conference is fully supported by a Senior Research Fellowship award from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong SAR, China (‘Philosophy of Contemporary and Future Science’, Project no. SRFS2122-3H01).