3MN: have we taken AI too far, too fast?

3MN: have we taken AI too far, too fast?

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🤖 Minute 1 - Have we taken AI too far, too fast?

Geoffrey Hinton, a renowned computer scientist and an expert in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), has left Google to focus on his concerns about the speed of AI adoption. Hinton, who previously won the Turing Award, the highest accolade for computer scientists, is considered to be a pioneer in the field of AI. In a recent interview, he expressed his fears about the risks posed by the rapid adoption of AI, warning that we need to be more cautious in its development. Hinton's departure from Google is seen as a significant move and highlights the increasing concerns around the potential risks of AI.

It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future—even for those who are developing technology. Assurance of our future is not found in rising bots or self-driving cars. Psalm 24:1 - "The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him."

💬 Minute 2 - Is Christ’s redemption limited to human beings?

Kevin Kelly advocates for the development of “a catechism for robots.” He also poses a theoretical scenario he believes is in the near future.

“There will be a point in the future when these free-willed beings that we’ve made will say to us, ‘I believe in God. What do I do?’ At that point, we should have a response.”

Sounds silly, but think about things like in vitro fertilization and genetic cloning. Humans create intelligent life in both cases, and some Christians believe these beings have souls. If we assume that a being with a soul could create a physical copy of themselves, would that copy  also have a soul. What even is a soul?

St. Augustine, the early Christian philosopher, once observed that “I have therefore found nothing certain about the origin of the soul in the canonical scriptures.”

🫶 Minute 3 - Can machines endowed with artificial intelligence have a soul?

As artificial intelligence (AI) advances at an unprecedented pace, questions about its impact on society and faith are becoming increasingly relevant. As we continue to push the frontiers of AI technology, we must consider how we can reap its benefits while avoiding potential pitfalls and maintaining our faith and spiritual discernment.

My Key Thoughts

  • Ultimately, the Lord is our light and salvation. We trust Him to guide us through this rapidly evolving technological landscape.
  • While AI is made in the human image, only humankind was made in the image of God. Humans have the power to create like God, but not create at the magnitude of God.
  • In the same way, dishwashers and robot vacuums were ground-breaking novelties; humanity is intrinsically unique and cannot be replicated.

Read More Of My Thoughts & Research Here:

Have We Taken AI Too Far? Can AI Have A Soul?
“Is AI a Threat to Christianity? Explore the ethical and theological implications of AI on Christianity. Find answers and insights in this blog post.” #AI #Christianity #Theology
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For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.  Colossians 1:16

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Until next week,

Payton Minzenmayer

p.s. here is a video on how LEGO blocks are made.