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Being Human in a World of Artificial Intelligence : Quest for Fusions of Sangam
Authorship Description
Victor Ferrao.
Bibliographical Details xxviii, 129 p. 22 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Written Words.
ISBN-10 9351484777
ISBN-13 9789351484776, 978-9351484776
Year of Publication 2020.
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The rapid growth of Artificial Intelligence raises profound questions about being human. Although it appears to compete with us and even outperforms us in several areas, it can never replace us. It does have several benefits to bestow on us yet we cannot get enslaved by it and mindlessly allow it to control our lives. This transformative technology certainly offers us extraordinary promises but all of it is going to come not without perils that will disrupt our very being humans in the world.  This book discusses these challenges and opens ethical ways of facing them. Artificial Intelligence is addressing us in several ways and calls us into being. Our response to it has to be integral and integrating us all. This is why this book turns back to Artificial Intelligence and addresses it: ‘Hey You!’ and attempts to direct it towards common human flourishing.



1. Society and Atrificial Intelligence
2. The Brave New World of the Dividual and Condition of Humanity
3. I am Data, therefore I Am Dead
4. Breaking the Chains of Machinic Enslavements: A Quest for a New Ethics
5. Self and Society of the Networks
6. The Quest for an Ehtics for the New World of AI
7. Towards Dorsal Thinking and the World of AI
8. AI World and the Challenge to Become a Phronimos (Virtuous Person)
9. AI, Humans and God


Victor Ferrao holds a Doctorate in Philosophy of Science with specialization in Science Religion Dialogue  from Philosophy Department of Jnana-DeepaVidyapeeth, Pune.  He is the Dean of the Department of Philosophy and Co-ordinator of the Special Study Centre of IGNOU  at Rachol Seminary. He has authored five books and has edited a book of the  proceedings of annual conference of Association of Christian Philosophers of  India. He has several research papers published in peer reviewed  journals as well as edited books. He is the Founder Director of Science Religion Sangam, Goa  and is actively involved in Science and Religion Dialogue.  He has also organized  National and International conferences and presented research papers  in several National and International conferences. He is a regular columnist in Newspapers and Magazines in Goa.

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