The past one hundred years have witnessed marvelous advancements in artificial intelligence (AI). The advancement is integrating cyberspace, physical space, and social space into the cyber-physical-social-systems (CPSS), which expands extraordinarily the territories of human civilizations. However, AI per se is not enough to establish trust in CPSS, which is the cornerstone of prosperity in every civilized society. Blockchain, also coined as decentralized AI, has the potential to empower AI to be more trustworthy by creating a decentralized trust of privacy, security, and audibility. However, the current blockchain technology is evidently not a panacea for doubts about human trust. Then, why “throw the baby out with the bathwater?” Existing mechanisms for cultivating human trust have created economic prosperity and human civilizations for thousands of years. How can we integrate blockchain technology into the existing governance, economics, and ethics to create an ideal society in the new era of CPSS? Specifically, how government regulations and corporate governance (the law) can contribute to economic prosperity together with blockchain technology (the code)? In this project, we initiate an open dialog of synthetic solutions of both profound insights and practical impacts. Our interdisciplinary approach includes both qualitative and quantitative methods in philosophy, AI, economics, sociology, psychology, and computational science.
The undergraduate scholars involved are supported by the pioneering Summer Research Scholar Program at Duke Kunshan University. Our Summer 2023 scholars also receives additional support from Wang-Cai Biochemistry Lab Donation Fund.
Xintong Wu majors in Computation and Design with a track in Social Policy, Yutong Quan majors in Political Economy with a track in Economics, Colden Johnson majors in Computation and Design with a track in Computer Science, Jiayi Wang majors in Applied Math & Computational Science with a track in Math, Yiyang Zhang majors in Computation and Design with a track in Digital Media, Yiyang Chen majors in Political Economy major with a track in Economics.