Confucian Commonsense Meets the AI Revolution

July 11, 2020

10pm Berggruen China Center – Beijing, China


July 11, 2020 – 10:00 p.m. PST
July 12, 2020 – 13:00 China Standard Time (GMT+8)


In the holistic, one-world process cosmology made explicit in the Book of Changes that lies behind a Confucian commonsense, primacy is given to a vital, living relationality that produces an ecological cosmology of interpenetrating events.

But what does this have to do with AI?

Key Discussions:

• How is AI revolution perceived and responded to in the Confucian context?
• Why is human culture integral to nature?
• Why is the development of robotics “natural”?

Streaming platform:

• Tencent Meeting –
   Meeting ID: 870 151 757
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Roger T. Ames

• Co-Chair, Academic Advisory Committee, Berggruen Research Center, Peking University
• Humanities Chair Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Peking University

Roger T. Ames is Humanities Chair Professor at Peking University, Academic Director to Berggruen China Center, and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Hawai’i. He is the former editor of Philosophy East & West and founding editor of China Review International. Ames has authored several interpretative studies of Chinese philosophy and culture: including Through Confucius and Anticipating China, (both with D.L. Hall), and most recently Confucian Role Ethics: A Vocabulary. His publications also include translations of Chinese classics, including The Confucian Analects, The Daodejing (with D.L. Hall), and The Classic of Family Reverence: The Xiaojing (with H. Rosemont). He has been engaged in writing articles promoting a conversation between American pragmatism and Confucianism.