Amit Ray

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Amit Ray
Amit Ray.jpg
Born (1960-08-12) 12 August 1960 (age 61)
India
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
OccupationAuthor, spiritual master
Spouse(s)Banani Ray

Amit Ray (born 12 August 1960) is an Indian author and "spiritual master". He is known for his teachings on meditation, yoga, peace and compassion. He is best known for his 114 chakra system, Om meditation, and integrated yoga and vipassana meditation techniques. He is author of several books on meditation and other spiritual topics. He was one of the pioneers in proposing compassionate artificial intelligence.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Amit Ray was born on 12 August 1960. He earned a B.E. in engineering at Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta. Ray completed his M.Tech and PhD in 1993 from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.[2][3] [4]

Career[edit]

Teachings[edit]

He teaches a 114 Chakra system, the importance of integrating yoga, mindfulness [5] and positive approach towards life. He emphasizes the value of family. He underlines the value of beautification of inner dialog and the inner world with love light and compassion to make life beautiful.[6]

Compassionate AI[edit]

He is one of the pioneers of compassionate artificial intelligence movement.[7][8] He introduced the concept of Deep Compassion algorithms and frameworks to solve humanitarian needs such as compassionate care-giving, helping physically and mentally challenged people.[1][8][9] Ray argues the importance of compassion, kindness and emotional intelligence in the age of automation, AI and social robots. He said "As more and more artificial intelligence is entering into the world, more and more emotional intelligence must enter into leadership."[10][11] Ray has used the term "compassionate social robot", which he defined as an autonomous physical agent that interacts with humans in social context like a human, on all fronts of emotions, intelligence, compassion and creativity.[12]

Peace and humanitarian work[edit]

He believes greater collaboration among international organisations is essential. He said, collaboration is the essence of life as the wind, bees and flowers work together, to spread the pollen.[13] Ray advocates planting more trees, to give our children and the future generation a cleaner and safe environment. He stated that we may not plant millions of trees, but we can take care of one single tree with love and care that will make us great.[14] Ray is the founding president of IISCIM, which is dedicated to remove the sufferings of humanity through yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, pollution-free environment, scientific research, and social welfare.[15]

Books[edit]

  • Om Chanting and Meditation[16]
  • OM Sutra: The Pathway to Enlightenment[17]
  • Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Lifestyle[18]
  • Awakening Inner Guru: The Path of Realizing the God Within[19]
  • World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird[20]
  • Meditation: Insights and Inspirations[21]
  • Compassionate Artificial Intelligence: Frameworks and Algorithms[8]
  • The Science of 114 Chakras in Human Body [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Martin, Nicole (27 August 2019). "Robots Are Actually Teaching Humans To Be More Compassionate". Forbes.
  2. ^ "Amit Ray Official Website".
  3. ^ "Biography in Authors DB".
  4. ^ "Biography of Sri Amit Ray".
  5. ^ Selva, Joaquín (18 June 2017). "76 Most Powerful Mindfulness Quotes: Your Daily Dose of Inspiration". PositivePsychology.com. Positive Psychology. Retrieved 4 August 2022.
  6. ^ Snieder, Roel (24 June 2016). The Joy of Science – Compassion. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-316-53594-3.
  7. ^ Wilson, Annie (12 May 2018). "Compassionate Artificial Intelligence Movement". Inner Light Publishers.
  8. ^ a b c Ray, Amit (3 October 2018). Compassionate Artificial Intelligence. Compassionate AI Lab. ISBN 9789382123460.
  9. ^ McLeod, Andrew (30 March 2019). "Human Rights and Ethical issues of Artificial Intelligence". AI News.
  10. ^ Andrews, Susan (4 June 2020). "Data Has Never Been More Powerful | University of Bridgeport". www.bridgeport.edu. University of Bridgeport. University of Bridgeport. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  11. ^ Fox, Amy. "Coronavirus app finally launches in England". The Day. The Day News UK. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  12. ^ Clarkson, Jennifer (2020). "Social Ethical Robots Based on Amit Ray's Deep Compassion Algorithms". doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.24479.38568 – via ResearchGate. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  13. ^ Gurría, Angel. "11th Annual Meeting of the United Nations Governing Body Secretariats". Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  14. ^ Maika Bolatiki, Suva (23 February 2019). "Editorial: Plant A Tree Today For The Sake Of Our Children". Fiji Sun News. Fiji Sun. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  15. ^ "International Institute of Scientific Meditation". iiscim.org. Retrieved 12 October 2021.
  16. ^ Ray, Amit (2010). OM Chanting and Meditation (2nd ed.). Inner Light Publishers. ISBN 9788191026931.
  17. ^ Ray, Amit; Ray, Banani (2012). OM Sutra: The Pathway to Enlightenment (2nd ed.). Inner Light Publishers. ISBN 978-9382123101.
  18. ^ Ray, Amit (2012). Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Lifestyle. Inner Light Publishers. ISBN 978-8191026924.
  19. ^ Ray, Banani; Ray, Amit (2010). Awakening Inner Guru: The Path of Realizing God Within (2nd ed.). Inner Light Publishers. ISBN 978-8191026900.
  20. ^ Ray, Amit (2014). World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird. Inner Light Publishers. ISBN 978-9382123262.
  21. ^ Ray, Amit (2010). Meditation: Insights and Inspirations. Inner Light Publishers. ISBN 978-9382123316.
  22. ^ Ray, Amit (2015). The Science of 114 Chakras in Human Body. Inner Light Publishers. ISBN 9789382123293.

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