Good read in today's FT on homo sapiens, machines and AI.

 "This latest fascination with AI is that it reframes the eternal debate about what it means to be human, challenging our conceptions of identity, creativity and consciousness. AI is both the apotheosis of the rational scientific thought of the Enlightenment and, possibly, its damnation too. Are we approaching the day, the Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari has asked, when computers will know us better than we know ourselves?"

John Thornhill FT 9th August 2019