Building Compassionate AI: Why Compassion Matters for Artificial Intelligence Design and Deployment

By Jennifer Aaker, Katie Solomon, Thomas Higginbotham, Zoe Weinberg
2020 | Case No. M386 | Length 4 pgs.
Compassion drives human beings to a deeper understanding of one another through perspective-taking and empathy. It is a fundamental is a tool for human connection but it seldom comes into conversation with artificial intelligence. This case explores how compassionate design would change the way artificial intelligence affected human lives from climate change to healthcare to improving domestic disputes.

Learning Objective

This case provides an overview of artificial intelligence concepts that are critical for responsible and ethical leadership of the technology. It is meant as a primer with additional materials for deeper discussion and exploration into the topic.
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