Resources About Artificial Intelligence

AI and Jewish Ethics is a Spertus Institute Area of Focus

Spertus staff and panelists from our Critical Conversations program on Artificial Intelligence, Jewish Ethics, and the Future of Humanity compiled these resources to help you further explore issues of artificial intelligence and Jewish ethics. Please join us for other Critical Conversations and Connect & Learn programs that are virtual, free, and open to the public.

Nonfiction Books
Christian, Brian. The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values
Crawford, Kate. Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence
Lobel, Orly. The Equality Machine
O’Gieblyn, Meghan. God, Human, Animal, Machine: Technology, Metaphor, and the Search for Meaning
Russell, Stuart. Human Compatible
Ward, Jacob. The Loop: How Technology is Creating a World Without Choices and How to Fight Back
The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Artificial Intelligence [forthcoming with contribution by Critical Conversations panelist, David Zvi Kalman]
The Cambridge Handbook of Responsible Artificial Intelligence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open Access Link

Articles/Blog posts
Etzioni, Oren. How to know if artificial intelligence is about to destroy civilization
Etzioni, Oren. How Will We Prevent AI-Based Forgery?
Etzioni, Oren. Should AI Technology be Regulated? Yes, and Here’s How
Kalman, David Zvi. 3 Reasons Why A.I. Must Be a Religious Issue and not Just a Peripheral One
Samuel, Sigal. Silicon Valley’s vision for AI? It’s Religion, Repackaged
Smuha, Nathalie. The Human Condition in An Algorithmized World: A Critique through the Lens of 20th-Century Jewish Thinkers and the Concepts of Rationality, Alterity and History
Moment Magazine: Is Artificial Intelligence Good for Humanity?

Websites of our panelists with plenty more to read!
David Zvi Kalman
Oren Etzioni
Orly Lobel
Ellen P. Goodman

Ishiguro, Kazuo Klara and the Sun

Blade Runner 2049


Critical Conversations is generously funded by the late Eric Joss.