The raise of the digital age and the developments of Artificial Intelligence is stressing the historical and complicate relationship between science, religion and law. Concepts like technological singularity or transhumanism are rapidly changing this relationship, and a growing number of scientists are now openly describing technological progress in religious terms or even establishing new religions and churches dedicated to the worship of Artificial Intelligence. This cultural and technological revolution is raising up new legal questions: are the traditional legal definition of “Religion” and “Churches” still addressing the challenge raised by new religions based on the worship of AI? Will the Transhumanism change the legal definition of person and his religious rights? Will robots have religious rights under the law? The aim of the paper is to investigate those questions within the of the US Constitutional framework.

Deus ex machina :intelligenza artificiale e libertà religiosa nel sistema costituzionale degli Stati Uniti / L.P. Vanoni. - In: STATO, CHIESE E PLURALISMO CONFESSIONALE. - ISSN 1971-8543. - 2020:15(2020 Jul), pp. 87-124.

Deus ex machina :intelligenza artificiale e libertà religiosa nel sistema costituzionale degli Stati Uniti

L.P. Vanoni
2020-07

Abstract

The raise of the digital age and the developments of Artificial Intelligence is stressing the historical and complicate relationship between science, religion and law. Concepts like technological singularity or transhumanism are rapidly changing this relationship, and a growing number of scientists are now openly describing technological progress in religious terms or even establishing new religions and churches dedicated to the worship of Artificial Intelligence. This cultural and technological revolution is raising up new legal questions: are the traditional legal definition of “Religion” and “Churches” still addressing the challenge raised by new religions based on the worship of AI? Will the Transhumanism change the legal definition of person and his religious rights? Will robots have religious rights under the law? The aim of the paper is to investigate those questions within the of the US Constitutional framework.
Artificial Intelligence; Religious Freedom; Robot Law; Transhumanism; Religious Clauses
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