Artificial Intimacy: How to Solve Loneliness in a Data-Driven World

As humans, we have an inherent and intense desire for connection. Social media and our always-on devices have simultaneously fulfilled and thwarted this desire, so what comes next as artificially intelligent companions become even more integrated into our lives? In this interactive conversation, two tech journalists will explore and demonstrate the technology that wants to be your best friend. The audience will participate as they probe the Silicon Valley philosophy that we can outsource our emotional needs and burdens to AI. Are we living in a “Black Mirror” moment?

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2018

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