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Artificial intelligence and the apocalyptic imagination : artificial agency and human hope / Michael J. Paulus, Jr.

By: Material type: TextTextPublisher: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2023]Description: viii, 154 pages ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 1666736392
  • 9781666736397
  • 1666794619
  • 9781666794618
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 306.6 23/eng/20230807
LOC classification:
  • BL255.5 .P38 2023
  • BR115.C65 .P38 2023
Contents:
Introduction: imagined and real AI -- Information revolutions and revelations -- Hope and longing in Las Vegas -- The apocalypse -- Technological apocalypses -- Our information apocalypse -- Assessing real and imagined AI -- Epilogue: reimagining the present.
Summary: "The increasing role and power of artificial intelligence in our lives and world requires us to imagine and shape a desirable future with this technology. Since visions of AI often draw from Christian apocalyptic narratives, current discussions about technological hopes and fears present an opportunity for a deeper engagement with Christian eschatological resources. This book argues that the Christian apocalyptic imagination can transform how we think about and use AI, helping us discover ways artificial agency may participate in new creation." -- Page 4 of cover.
List(s) this item appears in: Artificial intelligence and Theology (sorted by Call Number)
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre Main BL255.5 .P38 2023 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 23-644

Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-154).

Introduction: imagined and real AI -- Information revolutions and revelations -- Hope and longing in Las Vegas -- The apocalypse -- Technological apocalypses -- Our information apocalypse -- Assessing real and imagined AI -- Epilogue: reimagining the present.

"The increasing role and power of artificial intelligence in our lives and world requires us to imagine and shape a desirable future with this technology. Since visions of AI often draw from Christian apocalyptic narratives, current discussions about technological hopes and fears present an opportunity for a deeper engagement with Christian eschatological resources. This book argues that the Christian apocalyptic imagination can transform how we think about and use AI, helping us discover ways artificial agency may participate in new creation." -- Page 4 of cover.

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