AI and Society 35 (4):901-915 (2020)

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François Kammerer
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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On the basis of two thought experiments, I argue that self-building technologies are possible given our current level of technological progress. We could already use technology to make us instantiate selfhood in a more perfect, complete manner. I then examine possible extensions of this thesis, regarding more radical self-building technologies which might become available in a distant future. I also discuss objections and reservations one might have about this view.
Keywords selfhood  technology  artificial intelligence
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DOI 10.1007/s00146-020-00962-8
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