In this article written by Mike Colagrossi, we are introduced to Alan Watts, a philosopher who attempted to weave Eastern spiritual ideas with modern life. One of the questions Watts explored is selfhood. For Watts, all the universal processes is one whole being, and humans are at the current end of this process.
Implications for AI
The self has no absolute definition. To know what it is, we must first define the society we belong to, we must know our physical, social, and spiritual boundaries. The definition of the self relies on the definition of the other. In this sense, we are all interconnected.
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