Advances in artificial intelligence have proceeded rapidly in recent years and
have reached an inflection point that will have profound implications for the
future of mankind. On the occasion of the first birthday of our daughter Elise,
we felt that it is time for us to look ahead and anticipate what her life – and
human life more generally – will be like a few decades from now, as we enter
the Age of Artificial Intelligence. We organized a conference and asked four researchers with Ph.D.s in a
diverse set of fields ranging from economics to theology to share their
thoughts on how to prepare our daughter for the challenges ahead. Their
insights were profound. We collected them in this festschrift, which we hope will
serve as a useful guide for parents who are interested in preparing their
children who are “Growing Up in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.”
Sharon and Anton Korinek
Parents of Elise
I. A Theological Perspective
by Ilia Delio, OSF, Ph.D.
II. A Perspective from the ArtsIII. A Futuristic Economic Perspective
by Jayant Ray, Ph.D.
by Anton Korinek, Ph.D.
IV. A Historical Perspective on Technological Progress
by Joseph Stiglitz, Ph.D.
V. General Discussion