Artificial Intelligence and… Theology?

Science
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By @NLENTS with a nice picture of @swamidass in it.

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(S. Joshua Swamidass) #2

Swamidass and I approach the profound questions of human life from very different starting points, but when it comes to AI, we have ended up in the same place. Institutions, governments, and organizations, both religious and secular, should take the time to familiarize themselves with what AI research has the power to do. They should listen and learn from AI scientists themselves, rather than basing their conclusions on overhyped press and unfounded fears. This exciting new science holds the potential to advance some of the very values that the Southern Baptist Convention holds dear. We may find that AI is fertile common ground for the religious and the secular, as it has been for Swamidass and me.

The most wonderful thing about DI is that it brought @nlents and I together. I will always be grateful to them for this.

(S. Joshua Swamidass) #3
(S. Joshua Swamidass) #4

Addendum: @patrick wants some credit for bringing us together too :slight_smile:.

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(Nathan H. Lents) #5

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then.

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(S. Joshua Swamidass) #6

As you know, this was not “designed” by then. I sometimes wonder how they feel about their role in this :slight_smile:.

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https://mindmatters.ai/2019/05/a-critic-of-the-evangelical-statement-on-ai-misunderstands-the-issues/