A Conversation with Matthieu Ricard

by Editorial Team

In a series of debates and talks designed to stimulate thinking and get the ideas and knowledge flowing, a joint event was organized by the French Embassy in Nepal and BEED Knowledge Center and Social Friendly on the “Future of Compassion in the context of Artificial Intelligence and Technology” in which the French Buddhist monk and writer, Matthieu Ricard, was in conversation with Sujeev Shakya.

Matthieu Ricard is a French Buddhist monk, humanitarian, writer, translator, and photographer. In this conversation ‘Future of Compassion in the context of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Technology’, Matthieu shares his thoughts about AI, Technology and Asia and reflects upon the potentials and challenges brought by technology in the human world.. He also offered some insights on how his background brought him to interconnect spirituality with science.

The session hosted over 200 participants and, as such, brought together a unique mixture of many disciplines in a conversation which is central to the achievement of new technologies. It further encapsulated queries and notions around the potential and challenges brought by technology in the human world.

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