‘Would you baptise a robot’? Cambridge University experts to consider religious impact of AI

Comments (2) It’s a question that has fascinated sci-fi writers for decades, but now Cambridge academics are getting in on the conversation, and attempting to uncover the implications of artificial intelligence (AI). Over three days in September scientists, philosophers and members of the public will come together at St Edmund’s College to debate the ethics of AI, asking what it means to be human in a world dominated by machines. The short course is hosted by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, which has set up a new interdisciplinary group to consider the long-term consequences of our current technological advances. Social anthropologist Dr Beth Singler is a member of the institute, and a specialist in emerging religious movements. She told the News: “There are other institutions considering the future of…


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