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School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
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Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Email: peter.scott@manchester.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)161 275 3064

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The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Samuel Alexander Building, WG8
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Email: michael.hoelzl@manchester.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)161 306 1663

 

What does it mean to exist in complex relationships with machines? What insights can be offered to our understandings of these relationships by the theologically significant theme of ‘love’? What critical assessments can be made of our multiple uses of technologies in shaping our futures, by reflecting on our pasts?

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> NEW! Robots vs Loneliness?
> NEW! Focus Groups
> Conference: Care and Machines
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Disquiet over the prevalence of social and economic individualism has a long history. In a world of mobile Capital and increasingly mobile people, communities of common tradition and locality appear to be under threat from the advent of a fragmented market society. Are these complaints against individualism justified? And crucially, how should Christians respond to them? Digging down into the substance of these questions, this project will consider the theological, liturgical and scriptural resources Christians have for understanding the notion of individualism in relation to issues of education, public life and the formation of democratic citizenship.

Main | One-day event, 'At the Heart on the Edge' »
Thursday
Oct182018

AI and the Common Good?

On Monday 16th October, at St Chad's Church (Ladybarn), Dr Scott Midson, together with colleagues at the University of Manchester from Computer Science (including Prof Angelo Cangelosi and Dr David Rydeheard) and their robotic companion Pepper, presented and discussed how theological reflections on the common good can inform debate about the ethics of AI. (The talk has also been given at Sacred Trinity church in Salford.) The event was part of St Chad's successful 'Science and Religion' series, organised by Rev. Albert Radcliffe. A summary of the event is below. 

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