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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Dr Kanta Dihal

Director of Studies, Scientific Admissions Tutor and College Lecturer, Homerton College; Internal Examiner, University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

It seems difficult to be neutral about the prospect of intelligent machines; they provoke us to imaginative extremes. This lecture aims to explain why: the hopes we have for AI require the projection of humanlike qualities onto machines. This makes these imagined creations inherently unpredictable: the qualities they would need in order to fulfil our hopes are those that grant them the autonomy to choose not to fulfil them.


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