ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: HOW CLOSE WILL IT COME TO BEING “MADE IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD?”
Because our modern electronic devices seem to do so many things, questions about the capabilities and dangers of this Artificial Intelligence (AI) arise. Will they compete against and possibly become independent enough to become a threat to humans? A look at the development of (AI) might help us understand what it is today—as well as its likely achievements—and its risks—as it continues to progress. In comparison, understanding what human life is, as something more than just part of the food chain, has been pursued by philosophers and psychologists (as well as theologians) over the years. Adding to those insights from an examination of the incarnation of Christ, particularly his hidden life as part of the Holy Family, combined with a parallel examination of the Image and Likeness of God in its Genesis 1:26 context of dominion, reveals an emphasis on the concepts of respect and mutuality. Examining this way of living out divine love, as it operated in Christ’s hidden life, helps us clarify the difference between human intelligence and artificial intelligence—and why artificial intelligence needs human control.
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