Deep listening is almost a cliché

Deep listening is almost a cliché, yet extremely important. I am on a train from Cambridge to London to give a talk at Google’s Deep Mind on Buddhism and altruism in artificial intelligence. It should be a lively and fun discussion. There are some true statements about human flourishing and happiness that I will present with the hope the programmers can somehow mesh these with the general AI platforms. This seems reasonably straightforward but not sure how practical. We’ll brainstorm. Letting go is another conundrum. I am not sure how these more intuition-based approaches can be codified. We’ll also brainstorm this one. Letting go is a form of relaxation while maintaining alertness. It is hard enough to train oneself, let alone another. And let alone a machine!