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Maverick* Research: The Meaning of Life as a Set of Artificial Intelligence Design Principles

Published: 25 March 2020

ID: G00718827

Analyst(s): Frank Buytendijk , Bart Willemsen


AI gives technology the capacity to act with a certain autonomy — an early form of “agency,” or “life” with some poetic license. What can technology leaders learn from different theories on the meaning of life to make sure the behaviors of technology match the philosophy they have?

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Maverick Research


Note 1: Roots of the Word "Maverick"

Note 2: The Meaning of Life

Note 3: What Does “Meaning” Mean?

Note 4: Mohism

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