In one recent conversation of current artificial intelligence trends, the discussion turned to how AI would contemplate religion. This is on of the robots I enjoyed designing for Fading Suns – a golem programmed to both accept and analyze the precepts of the Universal Church. PCs who encountered it would find it the most fervent adherent to its tenets, even while trying to legitimize its contradictions. I never got to have PCs point out that its own existence is anathema to many in the Church 🙂
I look forward to seeing how people put AI to use analyzing belief, and not just having it describe religion and spirituality.