New religions, including one centered on Artificial Intelligence, follow a stereotyped pattern.
There are fundamental, unbridgeable chasms on either side, animal and machine. The capacity for creativity, for one thing, stands permanently outside the reach of algorithms.
Theorists hope to alleviate a deficiency in Shannon information theory, which dealt only with the structure of a communication, not its semantics.
There’s no danger of computers ruling us, but there is a peril in employing them to greatly magnify the impact of our own errors.
Science reveals a transcendent mind, and mind enables science.