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When will AI evolve a soul? In conversation with Eve Poole

When will AI evolve a soul? In conversation with Eve Poole

Nick Spencer speaks with Interim CEO Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Eve Poole. 30/04/2024

AI is taking over the planet – or at least the news agenda! For hardly a day goes by without some AI story in the headlines. Should we believe what we read? Or is it all hype?

In particular, should we believe what we are promised – or threatened – about AI become super–intelligent, sentient, conscious, human?

In this week’s episode, Nick Spencer speaks to Eve Poole about her book Robot Souls: Programming in Humanity

Buy a copy of Robot Souls here.


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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, including Magisteria: the entangled histories of science and religion (Oneworld, 2023), The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014). He is host of the podcast Reading Our Times.

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Posted 30 April 2024

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