Concluding Panel: Where Do We Go from Here? The Future of Artificial Intelligence and the Humanities

Artificial intelligence allows us to experience and compare many different methods of making sense of the world. How can universities support this kind of multiplication and polyvalence in relation to the humanities and AI? Is the “human” we in the humanities defend against the machine actually defensible? And is the image of the machine we uphold as the non-human actually reflecting the kinds of machines AI engineers are building today? If human intelligence is by definition always embodied, what does this mean for artificial intelligence and the promise or fear that it will serve (the promise) or replace (the fear) human ends? Is there something unique about artificial intelligence that makes it different from how other technologies have impacted humans?