I myself am currently exploring how cultural intervention can be a means for shiftig paradigms within the AI community. This coming fall, I am going to start a residency here at Harvard at the Center for the Study of World Religions to incubate an interfaith AI ethics council. I think that we need to pay more attention that public opinions on AI are shaped by certain religious and spiritual narratives, at least metaphorically. There are all those talks around whether humans are going to upgrade themselves into gods or robots will outsmart their human creators... What would happen if we’d apply a Buddhist or a Hinduist or an indigenous worldview to these questions? I think they could offer a completely different kind of imagination, which would sound quite radical to some people here... So I’m also interested to bring this project to Asia, to find more collaborators on that side of the planet.

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