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AI and Peace

Timo Honkela was working on AI and Peace. Wow!

Prof. Timo Honkela

My ego made me do a web search for “Can Machines Bring Peace?”, the title of my novel. The results were more humbling than I had expected. In an article, professor Timo Honkela, with the University of Helsinki , explained he was actually and really working on AI and peace!
He wrote a book Rauhankone (English: Peace Machine) presenting his idea of designing artificial intelligence and machine learning to serve humanity, in practice to help people to live in peace with each other.

I was so fascinated by this article that I decide to contact professor Honkela. Unfortunately, he died in 2020. There is a foundation to keep his memory alive at

Hopefully, I’ll be able to find another researcher working on AI and peace!

Picture by Soppakanuuna – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,