Ethics as Optimization:
ReThinking Technology and the Near Long Term

Ethics as Optimization:
ReThinking Technology and the Near Long Term

Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

January 30, 02018

New technologies can change the lives of individuals and disrupt businesses and markets. They also may bring up moral questions, both new and everlasting. The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi will discuss ethics, governance
 and moral purpose in our time of dawning AI (and into the future).

The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is an innovative thinker, philosopher, educator and a polymath monk. He is Director of the Ethics Initiative at the MIT Media Lab and President & CEO of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a center dedicated to inquiry, dialogue, and education on the ethical and humane dimensions of life. The Center has six Nobel Peace Laureates as its founding members and its programs are run around the world. He is also the Founding Director and President of the Prajnopaya Institute and Foundation, a worldwide humanitarian organization which provides care for all regardless of ethnicity, religion or gender, by developing innovative health, education and social welfare programs.

Venerable Tenzin's unusual background encompasses entering a Buddhist monastery at the age of ten and receiving graduate education at Harvard University with degrees ranging from Philosophy to Physics to International Relations. He is a Tribeca Disruptive Fellow and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

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