Transhumanists see humans a work in progress project to be enhanced by technology. But what does this tell us about what it means to be human? Are we in danger of losing sight of the very thing that defines us?
That we seek to find human traits in the machinery we work with is no surprise: humans have a long and deep relationship with the tools we use, often fashioning them in our own image. But what does this anthropomorphizing of technology tell us about what it means to be human?
A combination of technology change alongside climate change and COVID means we are living in an era which is resisting non-binary notions of human existence.
It is tempting to use the power of AI to understand humans but the nature of our embedded worlds means that we have to rely on each other to do so
We have a desire to make machines more human-like but how possible is this? Empathy clearly distinguishes humans from machines.
Do we properly understand our quasi-human like relationship with Digital Assistants? To understand the potential, we need to understand the boundaries.
The psychology of our relationship with technology is leading to exaggerated expectations from AI.