What will it be like to coexist alongside intelligent robots?
What will be the differences—and
similiarities—between us and them? How does the emerging
potential of AI (Artificial Intelligence) impact the way we need
to think about spirituality and, indeed, what it means to be a
human being? These are the intriguing questions that Anne
Foerst, research scientist and theologian, endeavored to answer
while working with members of the Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as they
sought to create a robotic analogue of a human infant. Join
WIE's Igal Moria as he speaks with Foerst about the
nature of consciousness, religion, immortality and how the quest
to create humanoid robots will intensify the challenges and complexity facing human society in the years to come.