Embracing freedom in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI), with Dr. Marco Schorlemmer
Science & Wisdom LIVE
"Knowing runs deeper than having information... We should orient our research in AI in a direction that promotes the creative freedom of human beings."- Dr. Marco SchorlemmerWhy are AI systems so successful and widespread? How can we harness their potential to enhance human creativity and freedom? Is AI going to be our future saviour, or will it ultimately cause our extinction? Dr. Marco Schorlemmer explores these questions in our latest Science & Wisdom LIVE podcast episode:THE ETHICS OF AI: A HUMANIST PERSPECTIVE[0:00] Intro by Scott Snibbe[1:11] Deep Learning and Neural Networks[3:00] Will AI systems replace human expertise?[6:20] Intelligence in Western thought: from Aristotle to AI[9:37] "Intelligent" machines: number-crunching or information processing?[10:37] The multidimensional nature of human intelligence[14:26] Harnessing the potential of AI in the age of information[17:18] Beyond information processing: embracing our creative freedom[19:40] The contemplative core of scientific inquiry[21:38] How can AI be at the service of ecological intelligence?About the SpeakerDr. Marco Schorlemmer is a Tenured Scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC) of the Spanish National Research Council and a member of the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM).About Science & Wisdom LIVEThe dialogue between scientific knowledge and contemplative wisdom has the potential to catalyse growth, resilience and positive change. Science & Wisdom LIVE is a project of Jamyang London Buddhist Centre, bringing together scientists and contemplative practitioners of all faiths to address our society’s biggest challenges. Through dialogue and inquiry, it promotes the ideas of societal wisdom – the skilful use of our knowledge and experience to foster individual and collective well-being.Each dialogue explores the middle ground between science and contemplative wisdom, focusing on themes such as the ethics of artificial intelligence, gender equality, climate change, and the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for mental health.Find Out More: www.sciwizlive.com
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Talk 1: Contemplation for an Age of Artificial Intelligence by Dr Marco Schorlemmer
Marco Schorlemmer PhD spoke at The Meditatio Centre, London.
20 May 2017
Download the transcript here: http://tiny.cc/AI_MedCentre
Research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is advancing rapidly, yielding computational systems with impressive capabilities. This has brought world-renowned scientists and engineers to voice their concerns about the risks that AI research can pose to the survival of humanity. But, is AI really such an apocalyptic threat? Actually, we can learn a lot from AI research about how we see ourselves as sentient beings. Marco Schorlemmer will argue that AI is not a threat to our survival 'per se', but that we need to cultivate our capacity of intimate inquiry if we are to survive in the emerging knowledge and innovation societies in which AI will play an important role. Actually, AI research (and research in other technoscientific fields) is very valuable for humanity... if done with a contemplative mind.