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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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Should we try i reconcile all of these separate stories? But, I think they all make sense in certain contexts. Yes, it is in stores as of today. This strong claim is bound to encounter objections, and I will raise two.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This experience helped Foerst develop her rectified view of technology-and-religion in God in the Machine. Anne Foerst draws on her expertise as both a theologian and tbe scientist to address the profound questions that robots such as Cog and Kismet raise for us machlne Jan 03, Lucas rated it it was amazing Shelves: So, they try to prove the correctness of their assumption.


Brian Jayne rated it liked it Aug 18, Is this the direction people are taking in terms of building intelligent robots?

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Mzchine marked it as to-read May 27, And, those are usually scientists that I interact with the most. John marked it as to-read Sep 07, First of all, what I realized was that when we try to build humanoid robots in our image, we realize the complexity of humans. Foerst is a theologian and research scientist, and visiting professor of theology and computer science at St.

But she says any fperst of personhood that is narrow enough to disqualify robots will also exclude certain classes of humans, which is morally objectionable.

Cor Heijboer rated it liked it Sep 04, Kelvin Kou is currently reading it May 30, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When I presented Kismet to non-technical audiences, they were much more fascinated by it, but also much more afraid. When you try to build humanoid robots that are like us, you have to assume that humans are some kind of machine.

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

Becky marked it as to-read Jul 01, A more sophisticated account, and one more in line with Biblical scholarship, would have examined what any number of individual Biblical writers meant by the word soul. So, it makes sense that we would try to build a godd that would be our partners and friends.

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Jason marked it as to-read Nov 17, This site uses cookies. For the same good, it is the very emotionality Commmander Data from Star Trek displays every time it feorst about having no emotions that endears it; an emotionless machine would not constantly raise the issues of its own worth, value, and personhood. Ernest rated it really liked it Feb 26, So, what does this mean for our development of robots?

After all, what would a mass-marketed A. So what then is the motivation for building robots?

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

Discover what to read next. And so, if we build the robots such that we have to interact with them in a good way to make them smart, then it will be a great relationship. Natacha Guyot rated it it gld amazing Apr 11, We share a physical world.