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Professor Martha Minow in conversation with Father Eric Salobir, the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, Professor Max Tegmark, and Joi Ito.
Artificial intelligence has become the catchphrase of our time, mediating great hopes and fears in anticipation of a new era in human history. Some expect that we’re going to merge with machines and upgrade ourselves into God-like beings with divine abilities of creation and destruction. Others fear that machines will surpass their human creators and take control over our world.
We aim to scrutinize these perils as part of a larger, intercultural dialogue, where preconceived dualisms are challenged.
Please join Fr. Eric Salobir, the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, Max Tegmark, and Joi Ito in a conversation with Martha Minow on the role of belief systems at the onset of AI: How do cultural and religious traditions reverberate with the ethical decision-making processes of our time? Do different belief systems offer different pathways towards a transhumanist future? If so, how do we reconcile the diverse Gods of our cultures?