Organized religions have long served as an outlet for humans to explore existential questions about their place in the universe, the nature of consciousness and free will. But as AI blurs the lines between the digital and physical worlds, fundamental beliefs about the essence of humanity are now called into question.
The final day of the eighth annual technology conference drew more than 800 people in policy, tech, business and media to downtown Seattle’s Hyatt Regency for panels, demos and fireside chats around technology’s impact on society.
The Seattle Times is examining the social, economic and ethical implications of artificial intelligence in a series of stories exploring the pros and cons of the technology and its impact on work. If you have questions about AI, ask us here.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center urged regulators to investigate HireVue’s business practices, saying its face-scanning technology threatens the privacy rights and livelihoods of job candidates.