Self-Absorption in the Digital Era: A Review of "Self-Improvement
Technologies of the Soul in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" by Mark Coeckelbergh
Keywords:philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, applied ethics
Mark Coeckelbergh is a Belgian philosopher who specializes in the philosophy of technology. His work primarily explores the intersection of technology and society, specifically the philosophical implications of emerging technologies such as AI and robotics. He has written on whether machines can be moral agents and how ethical frameworks should be applied to autonomous machines. He has a broad philosophical perspective drawing on classical sources, Eastern philosophy, Marxism, Foucault, phenomenology, and the postmodernists. In this short text, he brings his remarkable insights and erudition to bear on our attempts at self-improvement in the age of AI.
Coeckelbergh, M. (2022). Self-improvement: Technologies of the Soul in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Columbia University Press.
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