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Briefing Paper: Drivers, Doctors, Friends – Who will AI replace?

Briefing Paper: Drivers, Doctors, Friends – Who will AI replace?

Hannah Waite and Nick Spencer’s briefing paper on who AI could one day replace. 07/06/2022

This briefing paper looks at whether we think robots and artificial intelligence will (or should) replace us, and if so in which capacity. We are familiar with the idea of self–driving cars, which have been expected on our streets for years. We have long used – indeed depended on –technology in medicine. And thanks to imaginative depictions, such as Kazuo Ishiguro’s recent novel Klara and the Sun, we are becoming familiar with the idea of artificial friends. But do we want them? Our response naturally says much about the future, but also about the present, and the idea of our selves.  

The topics are drawn from the research project Science and religion: reframing the conversation, undertaken by Theos and The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. 

 


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