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our current projects

Here's what we're thinking

We're writing a book

How can we live well with AI?


First, we need to figure out how to think about values more carefully.

It's not about getting the most value out of life.

It's about understanding how our conflicting values fit together.


But Big Tech understands value in optimization-obsessed, profit-driven terms.

And the dangers of optimizing include: narrowing our focus, distorting our reasoning,

and causing us to lose track of what we actually care about.​


We need to develop a democracy-driven alternative that considers

what kinds of people we want to be and how we want to live together in society.

We need to practice AI virtue ethics.

The working title is Living Well with AI. We'd love to get your feedback on an early copy!


We're hosting the Philosophy Jam podcast

In 2023, Ricky and Kjell reexamined when political rioting might be morally justifiable and explored the differences between game values and real-life values.

In 2024, Ricky and Kjell will interview graduate students about their work in progress and philosophical hunches. Contact us if you'd like to join!

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We're facilitating discussions on AI Futures

If you’re around Indiana University, Bloomington, come join us in person at AI Futures for weekly interdisciplinary discussion on the social, economic, political, and ethical impacts of artificial intelligence.

We work hard to keep things kind, constructive, and fun, without shying away from real issues. The AI Futures project is hosted by Arts & Humanities Futures.

Snacks included! Thanks to IU for supporting great discussions.

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We're working on another conference

Join us to explore AI and the future of work and expertise.

Will AI take your job? Or make you more productive?

Will AI undermine your role as an expert? Or extend your expertise?

More information soon!

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