Beth Singler is the Research Associate on the “Human Identity in an age of Nearly-Human Machines” project at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. She is exploring the social and religious implications of advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics. She is also an associate fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, collaborating on a LCFI/Royal Society project on ‘Narratives of AI’.
She has appeared on Radio4’s the Today Programme discussing on the future of AI, on the radio series ‘Rise of the Robots’, and she will be appearing at the Hay Festival as one of the ‘Hay 30’ in May. Other speaking engagements in 2017 include the Science Museum, Cheltenham Science Festival, the Barbican and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.
Beth is an experienced social and digital anthropologist, and her forthcoming monograph is the first in-depth ethnography of the ‘Indigo Children’ – a New Age re-conception of both children and adults using the language of science, evolution, and spirituality.