Can we teach empathy?

Can we teach empathy?

Is it due to a lack of empathy? And if so can empathy be taught?

 

The capacity to sympathise and empathise are considered vital for a sense of humanity but there is a difference between sympathy and empathy. When experiencing something we can receive sympathy from many, but only those who have experienced something similar are able to empathise truly. Compassion provides the ability to understand one’s fellow humans and their problems. Taking this thought further, in regard to humanism, can we teach Artificial Intelligence emotions?

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