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Elizabeth Oldfield argues that robots would make terrible gods in this video for BBC Ideas. 19/02/2019
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Robots would make terrible gods.
Elizabeth Oldfield responds to the idea that humans might start worshipping artificial intelligence in the near future, following the ‘singularity’ – the moment when artificial intelligence becomes self–conscious. She proposes that we take a second look at the so–called ‘old religions.’
Elizabeth is Theos’ Director. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, writing in The Financial Times and delivering Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
Posted 19 February 2019
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