Moderator: John Gillies, MA FRCGP, FRCPE, OBE
Paul Brennan, MD, PhD
Brian Knutson, PhD
Firdaus Dhabhar, PhD
CCARE and the University of Edinburgh had a half-day mini-conference exploring the frontiers of compassion research. Scholars from the two institutions provided short presentations of new work on a variety of perspectives on compassion, including neuroscience, health care, psychology and business.
The event culminated in a distinguished panel addressing the cutting edge of compassion research involving artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics: The Compassionate Robot: Myth, Nightmare, or Solution? This panel was anchored by Sir Timothy O’Shea, The Principal of University of Edinburgh, who has explored computer-based learning and artificial intelligence in over 10 books and 100 articles.