New Article: The Spiritual Significance of the Rise of AI

Although the advent of AI will certainly transform our society, in order to facilitate its gifts while constraining its threats, we have to accurately understand what it is and what it’s not. According to Jared Lanier, “the easiest way to mismanage a technology is to misunderstand it.” There is no doubt that AI models will continue to get “smarter.” But as argued in this article, machines cannot become self-conscious agents. As we come to discover the limits of AI, this will help confirm the spiritual significance of human beings, and clarify our unique contribution to the evolution of the universe.

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