Longtime Humanist Community member, and Board member, Marc Perkel will discuss his following beliefs and questions: If humanity ever invents Artificial Intelligence that is smarter than we are, it will be the last thing we’ll ever invent. That’s because the AI will do the inventing far faster than we ever could. This raises a lot of philosophical questions. When will AI be smarter than us? Sooner than you think!

What will it be like to not be the smartest species on the planet? Will the robots kill us off? What values will we teach AI to get it started? Why should humanity continue to exist once we create a superior species. Will we be able to pull the plug on it – or will it be able to pull the plug on us? Is Humanism limited to just humans? Do we need Religion for Robots? Shouldn’t we answer these questions BEFORE we create the AI?