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Contrasting Theoretical Perspectives on AI, Enhancement, and Transhumanism (Virtual Session)

Thu, September 15, 4:00 to 5:30pm, TBA

Session Submission Type: Virtual Full Paper Panel

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In coming decades, advances in AI as well human technological enhancement will profoundly impact political and social organization and the very notion of humanity itself. Using a variety of theoretical tools and perspectives from political theory, including intellectual history, ethics, environmental theory, and Aristotelian and civic republican thought, the four papers evaluate these developments and their historical antecedents (Hunt) and present a broad range of perspectives on the degree to which they should be accommodated and regulated (Ross and Thiele), or resisted (Cannavò). A key aim of the panel is to spark a lively debate among the presenters on these issues.

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