12/17/2019

Artificial Intelligence: A contribution or detriment to human flourishing?

"Almost univocally, theorists working in the field of AI have identified a very relevant distinction, despite the aids of machine learning or even experimental ‘bionic’ implants by neurosurgeons in nervous systems: a sufficiently complex AI system can only at the very best choose among options. No AI system can actually decide, because essential to making a decision is having a will – a capacity for willfulness. Will technology help humanity to grow in virtue and flourish, or will it hamper and constrain that which makes us human? Is the transhumanist movement favoring true human flourishing or does it lessen that which constitutes human nature? Can humanity integrate technological advancements while placing people at the center? Will powerful market forces drive how we use technology and AI?"