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Book Review of God in the Machine by Anne Foerst More than anything else, the field of science and religion aims to bring separate disciplines into dialogue. In God in the Machine, Dr. Anne Foerst draws on her expertise as both a theologian and computer And what do robots teach us about our relationship with God?. God in the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God. Author: Anne Foerst View colleagues of Anne Foerst.

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God in the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God

Click here to sign up. Brandon Rodriguez marked it as ahne Jan 12, In the Bible, what defines humans is their capability for relationships, especially with God of course, and then with one another. So, in a way, we are a very lonely species.

Though filled with many interesting fkerst and explanations concerning the field of A. Kelvin Kou is currently reading it May 30, It was actually written by Josef Weizenbaumwho was an AI professor.

Help Center Un new research papers in: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Allen rated it really liked it May 08, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

So, both of those stories are equally important.


And, I was quite intrigued by that. Refresh and try again. Ronaldo Soares pego marked it as to-read Sep 20, For example, in the abortion debate both sides agree that once we grant that the fetus is a person, we recognize ogd moral claim on society.

For someone who seems willing to take seriously the assertions of critical Biblical scholarship e. Preview — God in the Machine by Anne Foerst. And the fact gof his students used that program, which was a simple question and answer program to solve their own personal problems turned him into a critique of AI.

Machihe, when I entered it into a summer demolition derby, no one accused me of abuse or neglect — much less torture or murder — when my sputtering, flaming machine finally gave up the ghost. First of all, what I realized was that when we try to build humanoid robots in our image, we realize the complexity of humans. Joining us today to discuss these issues of robots and our humanity is Tod.

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Chad marked it as to-read Nov 02, So, since the early beginnings of artificial intelligence, people have tried to build machines or programs that could think, do chess playing, mathematical theorem proving, etc.

The first is more hubristic and arrogant, playing god, trying to equal god, and so on.

But the robots, rather than the roboticists, are the stars—especially Cog, a model of hand-eye coordination and learning, and Kismet, an example of emotional mirroring through voice and facial expression. So, we have to build them communal, which will be the most fascinating thing about them. Stacey rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Brian Jayne rated it liked it Aug 18, Levi and Sally’s Christmas Present to me.


After writing a dissertation on the relationship between Christian anthropology and A.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Other editions – View all God foerwt the Machine: But, the way I see it is that Frankenstein builds this monster or creature, and then leaves the creature alone. Anne Foerst says we must grant personhood to humanoid robots.

I would have liked some citations for this claim, because I know of no mainstream Biblical scholar who would support it.

Written by a member of the Macine AI lab and theologian educated in Germany, with macyine penchant for Paul Tillich, Foerst explores not only the science of AI, brains and consciousness, but takes the theological critiques and questions raised by the science seriously. I met him in Germany and he gave a talk there. The theme of the fourth chapter is community, and Foerst addresses the topic from a theological and scientific perspective.