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The artifice of intelligence : divine and human relationship in a robotic age / Noreen Herzfeld ; foreword by Ted Peters.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2023]Copyright date: ©2023Description: xii, 208 pages ; 23 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 1506486908
  • 9781506486901
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 261.5/6 23/eng/20230412
LOC classification:
  • BT745 .H47 2023
  • Q334.7 .H47 2023
Contents:
What is AI? : what will it become? -- Do we need bodies? -- Do you hear me, Alexa? -- AI, agency, and autonomy -- AI, free will, and emotion -- The dreams of reason -- An embodied faith.
Summary: "AI is becoming ubiquitous. Whatever its arrival portends for our future, whether riches or ruin, it cannot be avoided. The Artifice of Intelligence explores two questions at the heart of a theological response to AI. Is it possible for human beings to have authentic relationships with an AI? How does the increasing presence of AI change the way humans relate to one another? In pursuing answers to these questions, Herzfeld explores what it means to be created in the image of God and to create AI in our own image. It utilizes and expands Karl Barth's relational understanding of the imago Dei to examine humanity's relationship both with AI and, through it, with one another. Barth's injunctions--look the other in the eye (embodiment), speak to and hear the other (communication), aid the other (agency), and do it gladly (emotion)--provide the basis for the main chapters, each of which concludes with a case study of a current AI application that exemplifies the difficulties AI introduces into human relationality. The Artifice of Intelligence concludes with an examination of the incarnation, one that points toward the centrality of embodiment for full relationality"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-204) and index.

What is AI? : what will it become? -- Do we need bodies? -- Do you hear me, Alexa? -- AI, agency, and autonomy -- AI, free will, and emotion -- The dreams of reason -- An embodied faith.

"AI is becoming ubiquitous. Whatever its arrival portends for our future, whether riches or ruin, it cannot be avoided. The Artifice of Intelligence explores two questions at the heart of a theological response to AI. Is it possible for human beings to have authentic relationships with an AI? How does the increasing presence of AI change the way humans relate to one another? In pursuing answers to these questions, Herzfeld explores what it means to be created in the image of God and to create AI in our own image. It utilizes and expands Karl Barth's relational understanding of the imago Dei to examine humanity's relationship both with AI and, through it, with one another. Barth's injunctions--look the other in the eye (embodiment), speak to and hear the other (communication), aid the other (agency), and do it gladly (emotion)--provide the basis for the main chapters, each of which concludes with a case study of a current AI application that exemplifies the difficulties AI introduces into human relationality. The Artifice of Intelligence concludes with an examination of the incarnation, one that points toward the centrality of embodiment for full relationality"-- Provided by publisher.

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