Artificial intelligence isn’t just technology — it’s also a religion

Sean Gallup / GettySome people are really touched by artificial intelligence. I spend a lot of time covering advances in artificial intelligence.  It’s one of the big stories of our time,— so much so that the White House has said it will remake our society. On Wednesday, I attended a debate at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y that made me see artificial intelligence in a whole new way.  The topic: “Don’t Trust The Promise Of Artificial Intelligence.” The debaters: Andrew Keen, Jaron Lanier, James Hughes, and Martine Rothblatt.  Keen, the author of “The Internet Is Not the Answer,” and Lanier, author of “Who Owns the Future”, teased apart what we’re really talking about when we talk about artificial intelligence.  Lanier — who pioneered virtual reality — stressed that we need to divide “artificial intelligence” into two different things. There’s “the…


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