Frontier Technologies and Society

The program brings together Chinese philosophers, scientists in artificial intelligence, robotics and life sciences, legal scholars as well as science fiction writers and artists to explore ways frontier technologies impact and reshape how we view humanity, the nature of life and examine their impact on human society and our relationships with machines and other beings.

This program also aims to support East-West collaboration and dialogues on philosophical considerations and ethical implications on challenges and opportunities arising from the development of frontier technologies. It is hoped that this program will stimulate philosophical and foundational thinking drawing on both Western and non-Western intellectual resources around the impact of frontier technologies on humanity and the human society. Finally, we expect the program to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to policymaking and technology applications.