Machine Love and Human Flourishing

Satellite Workshop : Machine Love and Human Flourishing

Sapporo, Hokkaido, 31 July, 2023

Organisers: Katsunori Miyahara and Olaf Witkowski

As Machine Learning (ML) technologies continue to advance at an unprecedented pace, there is an increasing recognition of their potential to both facilitate and harm human flourishing. This raises the pressing question of how we can develop and introduce ML systems that promote human flourishing without causing harm. One recent solution proposed by Joel Lehman (2023) is to imbue ML systems with love.

The question remains: Can machines truly exhibit love? To what degree can this approach enhance human flourishing? During this workshop, we will delve into these questions in a transdisciplinary dialogue merging the scientific and engineering fields with insights from the humanities, including philosophy, ethics, law, and society.

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