The Cylons of Battlestar Galactica fame declared war on humans. Will Siri and her pals? Not any time soon, I’m thinking (Siri can’t even find Elmo), but Stephen Hawking, Noam Chomsky, Elon Musk, and a bunch of other people are worried. The Pope seems to be on the fence, but…
“'If—for example—tomorrow an expedition of Martians came … and one says, ‘But I want to be baptized!’ What would happen?' Pope Francis asked."
If artificial intelligence—today’s techie holy grail—starts thinking for itself, will it have a soul?