Machine God: Artificial Superintelligence

'Ezekiel's Vision' by Giovanni Demin, 19th Century fresco. Mondadori Portfolio/Mondadori/Getty Images

Voltaire famously postulated that if God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. As humanity approaches the technological singularity, this statement takes on new meaning. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe contemplate the nature of gods and what it would mean to create an artificial superintelligence.

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Topics in this Podcast: Futurism, religion, God, artificial intelligence