Call for Contributors: Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence

Call for Contributors

Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence: The Past, Present, and Future of AI

Seeking contributors for a single-volume encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence, to be published by ABC-CLIO in spring 2020.

Some people believe that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will revolutionize modern life in ways that improve human existence. Others say that the promise of AI is overblown. And still others contend that AI applications could pose a grave threat to the economic security of millions of people by taking their jobs and otherwise rendering them “obsolete.” Or even worse, that AI could actually spell the end of the human race, as posited by Stephen Hawking in 2014.

This encyclopedia will provide readers with a complete overview of Artificial Intelligence and help users understand the reasons why AI development has both spirited defenders and alarmed critics. It will survey AI’s historic development and current status; explain existing and projected applications; profile AI’s biggest proponents and detractors; and explain theories and innovations using language and terminology accessible to a lay audience.

Contributors receive writing credit and eBook access to the published set. Contributors also get a free copy of the book for essays totaling 2500 words contributed (domestic) or 5500 words contributed (international).

If you are interested in writing for this project, please email encyclopedia co-editor Dr. Michael Klein (kleinmj@jmu.edu), with a list of areas of interest and expertise, and he will send you a current list of entries available for contract.

Thank you for your interest in this important project.

—Dr. Philip L. Frana and Dr. Michael Klein, James Madison University

Available Remaining Entries:

AutoClass (500 words)
Rodney Brooks (1500 words)
Joanna Bryson (1500 words)
C3I (1500 words)
Computability and Non-Computability (1000 words)
Computational and System Psychology (1500 words)
Computational Theory of Mind (1500 words)
Computer Chess (1500 words)
Connectionism and Artificial Neural Networks (1500 words)
Deep Blue (1500 words)
Deep Learning (1500 words)
DeepMind and AlphaGo (1500 words)
Martin Ford (1000 words)
Future Combat Systems Project (1500 words)
Rayid Ghani (1000 words)
David Gunkel (1000 words)
Demis Hassabis (1500 words)
Eric Horvitz (1500 words)
Theories of Intelligence (1500 words)
Intelligent Software Assistant (1500 words)
Intelligent Transportation (1500 words)
John McCarthy (1500 words)
Marvin Minsky (1500 words)
Robin Murphy (1000 words)
Allen Newell (1500 words)
Steve Omohundro (1500 words)
Seymour Papert (1500 words)
Pattern Recognition (1500 words)
Rosalind Picard (1000 words)
Peter W. Singer (1500 words)
John Sladek (1000 words)
Strategic Computing Program (1500 words)
Mark Tilden (1000 words)
Pascal Van Henternryck (1000 words)
Watson (1500 words)
Alan Winfield (1500 words)

The Real Geography of Science Fiction in America

Not finding a complete map of the “real” geography of science fiction in America, I decided to make my own.  Here find the location of important societies, library and archival collections, grave locations, and conventions. Recommendations for other high quality pilgrimage sites are welcome. The map also needs some sort of tentacled alien beast attacking the inset island of Newfoundland.

Click on the map (and click again) to enlarge the image. Original map is poster quality and 70″ x 44″.
Science Fiction Map