The Church of A.I.
On the reduction of reason and the need for its urgent broadening
I spoke at an event for Quilt.AI in The Times Center in New York City this week. It was a beautiful venue and an awesome gathering of people—including at least one twitter follower and substack reader who unexpectedly tracked me down to say “hi” afterwards. You make this all worth it.
I was in conversation with Gillian Tett of the Financial Times; our session was followed shortly after by an interview with the exceptional filmmaker Deepa Mehta. I learned much. But as it so often happens at these things, I didn’t have time to develop my thinking in the allotted time for our session—so I thought I’d share some of my prep notes which I didn’t have time to get to here. It starts with the wonder and beauty of ‘irrationality’, which I believe our intelligence-obsessed moment is forcing us to forget. And that has some very odd consequences…
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