Philosopher Daniel Dennett reflects on the future of AI, robots and religion in an interesting article appearing in the Financial Times. Dennett has spent five decades thinking deeply and writing about the human condition, most notably consciousness. But his theories are acquiring increasing resonance as we fret about the rise of the robots and the creation of thinking machines. AI experts tend to draw a sharp distinction between machine intelligence and human consciousness. Dennett is not so sure. Where many worry that robots are becoming too human, he argues humans have always been largely robotic.
Full article found at: https://www.ft.com/content/96187a7a-fce5-11e6-96f8-3700c5664d30