Can a robot have a soul? As machines become increasingly more intelligent it will become harder to distinguish between artificial intelligence and the real thing. Ai Vey! explores the potential spiritual crisis posed by rapid changes in technology.

 


 

“ The origin and meaning of consciousness is fast becoming a question of practical importance.
Rabbi Jonathan Gross provides a fascinating read that will be of great interest to the layman, and to those who know about this topic but for whom there is an interest in knowing what, if any, is the Jewish perspective.”
– T.E. Schlesinger
Benjamin T. Rome Dean of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

“ Incorporating references from philosophy, science, religion, and pop culture, Gross is able to give a clear picture to expert and layman alike of what’s at stake in the moral debates regarding artificial intelligence.”
– Ira Bedzow
Director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program at New York Medical College,
Senior Scholar of the Aspen Center for Social Values

“ Ai Vey is an engaging and thought-provoking work that introduces us to the brave new world Gross sees coming, as well as the challenges he hopes that we can yet overcome. Gross writes with such honesty and humanity that you almost wish he wasn’t right about the robots taking over…”
– Rabbi Dr. Moshe Goldfeder
Senior Lecturer, Emory Law School and Senior Fellow,
Center for the Study of Law and Religion