Book Launch of “Artificial Humanity. An Essay on the Philosophy of AI"

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Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry

Republic Street

64, The Exchange Buildings

1117 Il-Belt Valletta

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The book: "Artificial Humanity" analyses several aspects of AI from a philosophical point of view.

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What is meant by AI? What is the nature of intelligence? What is transhumanism and common sense reasoning? These are some of the questions which the book covers.

The relationship between man and machine has fascinated people eversince the writing of Frankenstein, where we are warned about the unintended consequences of the use and development of technology. While scrutinizing AI, one profound question emerges as a natural result: what makes us truly human?

During the book launch at the Chamber of Commerce on October 4th, the author proposes to open a philosophical discussion precisely about human nature itself inlight of existing and future technologies, with particular emphasis on AI.

Many theorists working in the field of AI have identified a very relevant distinction: a sufficiently complex AI system can only choose among options; it cannot 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 technologyand AI?

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  • 6.30PM Welcome by the author Prof. Philip Larrey
  • 6.35PM Introductory address by President Emeritus H.E. Marielouise Coleiro Preca
  • 6.45PM The State of AI: Contextual introduction by Dr. Gege Gatt, CEO EBO.AI
  • 7.00PM Reflections on "Artificial Humanity". Panel Discussion: Prof. Philip Larrey, Prof. Alexei Dingli, moderator Dr. Franco Curmi
  • 7.45PM questions from the floor
  • 8.00PM Refreshments

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Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry

Republic Street

64, The Exchange Buildings

1117 Il-Belt Valletta

Malta

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