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Workshop on ‘The Ethical Challenge of Liberation from the Mind’

Date and Time: March 29th, 2024 (Friday), 13:30 to 17:00

Venue: Keio University, Mita Campus, Building 1, Room 101, (Combined with Zoom Meeting)

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As the digitisation of social life in physical spaces continues to develop, the ‘Cyber Realm’ is increasingly assuming the role of an alternative social environment; a ‘Digital Twin’. However, Cyberspace extends beyond a faithful replication of physical reality. It is a space where human mental activities connect to networks or receive support from artificial intelligence language models, potentially blurring the boundaries of ‘personhood’.

The purpose of this workshop is to explore the legal, ethical, and societal challenges associated with ‘liberation from the mind’. Through inter-disciplinary discussions, alongside lectures from the perspectives of Neuroethics and philosophy of science, we aim to extract key issues related to this topic.

13:40 – 14:40:
Lecture: ‘Moonshot Goal 1 and Neuroethics’
Speaker: Prof. Tamami Fukumoto, (Tokyo Communication University),
Followed by individual Q&A’s

14:50 – 15:50:
Lecture: ‘AI, Creativity, and Intellectual Virtue’
Speaker: Prof. Ryo Uehara, (Kansai University),
Followed by individual Q&A’s

16:00 – 17:00:
General Discussion: Open Discussion and Questions for All ParticipantsFor inquiries, please contact: (Keio University, Professor Kunifumi Saito Lab).