Image, Servitude, Partnership

What Do the Creation of Human Beings and the Creation of AI Imply?

In: Artificial Intelligence

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Abstract

Theological research has sought to conceptualise AI as an image of humankind in accordance with the biblical idea that the latter was created by God in God’s image. This article argues, however, that AI is more adequately understood as a dangerous servant in the process of dividing human society into those who benefit from it and those who suffer the consequences. But we can envision a possible alternative in the spirit of the biblical creation narrative: AI may fulfil technology by assuming a human face and becoming humankind’s double in an epistemic partnership.

Artificial Intelligence

Reflections in Philosophy, Theology, and the Social Sciences