The development of artificial intelligence is radically transforming our ability to interpret and understand the reality in which we live. Every phenomenon is a complex system of related information, and each of them represents a valuable resource, capable of activating new capacities of interpretation and new opportunities for growth. We aim to enhance these resources through an explicit act of reaffirming human awareness, refined and enhanced by mathematics, as a tool for generating new visions and new opportunities for social development.
MaNIFESTO of Experiential Rationality
Proposal for a humanistic
conception of artificial intelligence
1. Man is an imperfect interpreter
The desire to know implies the need to interpret. Human senses are limited, but thinking can generate new tools of knowledge.
Which tools does the Digital provide to improve human beings?
How do goals change which are the means and technologies useful to pursue them?
2. The world is a harmony of relationships to be cherished
Symmetry and harmony are in everything. Reality is a complexity to be interpreted and fragilities to be guarded.
How to increase knowledge of reality while respecting its fragilities?
How to improve the efficiency of means of production with a view to environmental sustainability?
3. Mathematics is a constant quest
Mathematics is a constantly evolving science. Numbers can translate reality into a codified system that can be interpreted and shared.
How to put mathematics at the service of a better society?
How to make sure that mathematics continues to provide support and improvements to daily life?
4. Data compose an invisible architecture
Reality is representable as an architecture of data and relationships. Data is a resource to be discovered, understood, and valued.
How to obtain reliable data useful as resources?
How to manage existing data, or set up the management of future data, in a way that promotes their use?
5. Weak correlations are the hallmarks of uniqueness
Data are interconnected in a system of heterogeneous correlations. Understanding weak correlations means being able to correctly interpret the uniqueness of phenomena.
How to capture relevant correlations in a complex system?
6. Artificial intelligence helps to understand reality
Human cognition is limited. Artificial intelligence can compensate for the limitations of the human mind and make even seemingly undecipherable reality interpretable.
What kind of artificial intelligence can support human intelligence instead of replacing it? What is it necessary to do to guide AI intelligently?
7. Knowledge generates responsibility
The ability to interpret reality enables the exercise of free will with greater awareness and responsibility.
What does responsibility mean in the digital world?
Who is responsible for what and when?
8. Rationality is sensitivity
The rationality of mathematics is sensitive to the human dimension.
Perception helps to understand rationality.
How can mathematics be a tool for social inclusion?
How is it possible and why is it important to translate rationality into something perceptible?
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Fabio Ferrari, Chairman Ammagamma
Luca Baraldi, Ammagamma
Sabina Leonelli, University of Exeter
Round Table - Marco Alverà, Stefano Venier, Francesco Caio, David Bevilacqua
Fragility of mathematics and the Manifesto of Experiential Rationality
Ethics and data science