Transhumanism, Artificial Intelligence, Anthropology, Imago Dei, Technological Society, Superintelligence, Sin, Deep Fake
The purpose of this paper is to further discussion about artificial intelligence by examining AI from the perspective of the doctrine of sin. As such, philosophy of mind and theological anthropology, specifically, what it means to be human, the effects of sin, and the consequent social ramifications of AI drive the analysis of this paper. Accordingly, the conclusions of the analysis are that the depravity of fallen humanity is cause for concern in the very programming of AI and serves as a corrupted foundation for artificial machine cognition. Given the fallen nature of human thought, and therefore, fallen AI thought, this paper then examines how this “fallen” AI is already impacting imago Dei in the work and in social governance of the technological society.
McKenzie, Gregory S.. 2021. "Sons of Disobedience and their Machines: How Sin and Anthropology Can Inform Evangelical Thought About AI." Eleutheria 5, (2). https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/eleu/vol5/iss2/9
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