Artificial Intimacy

April 14, 2020  • Aspen Digital

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For all of the gains that artificial intelligent (AI) systems allow, society is only now beginning to orient itself to the tremendous ethical and political issues emerging as a result of AI’s prevalence in our society. For example, recent critiques of facial recognition software bring to light issues of algorithmic bias, data irregularities, human rights violations, and government surveillance. In response, various principles and values-based governance models are furiously being developed to direct the future of AI design.

The report of the 2020 Aspen Institute Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence explored the intersection of human intimacy and artificial intelligence, investigating how different human-machine relationships may affect the development of human behavior and emotions.

Visit the interactive Artificial Intelligence report website to further explore the report.

Previous Report in this Roundtable Series
Artificial Intelligence and The Good Society
June 19, 2019 • Communications and Society Program