Platter comes with a mechitzah.
AI is the brainchild of cognitive scientists, computer programmers and physicists; it raises problems for politicians, journalists and philosophers; and it’s alive in the imaginations of artists, cartoonists and science fiction writers. We’ve asked people from all these fields how best to approach this astounding moment in human history.
Artificial intelligence has been around ever since we plucked the fruit off the branch of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and came away with clarity around neither.
After Italian philosopher Umberto Eco published his first novel, The Name of the Rose (1980), to worldwide critical acclaim and instant bestsellerdom, scores of major humanities scholars started thinking about fiction as a possible genre for them too.