What You'll Learn:
Algorithms, machine learning, transhumanism: Terms like these prompt apocalyptic warnings from distinguished leaders such as Elon Musk and Pope Francis. And yet, the same technology that can create a dystopian government also powers a robotic cat that kindly reminds its users to take their medications. The difficulty of artificial intelligence, also known as AI, is in the myriad of applications; scientists and philosophers alike can’t decide where this life-altering technology may lead. One thing they do know is that once the robotic cat is out of the bag, there’s no going back. Our ethics can’t keep up with the (literally) superhuman speed of progress in the field of AI reprogramming our world for better and for worse. Oxford mathematician and Christian philosopher John Lennox delves into the wired world of AI with a Christian worldview, distinguishing dystopian fiction from fact, and illuminating how AI might reprogram our perception of ourselves, humanity, and God.