Shelves: history-science , philosophy , religion , science , science-popular , theology , christianity A very good book that is more that it seems from the cover. Written by a member of the MIT AI lab and theologian educated in Germany, with a penchant for Paul Tillich, Foerst explores not only the science of AI, brains and consciousness, but takes the theological critiques and questions raised by the science seriously. She explores the issues of deep hostility both at Harvard and MIT towards someone who transgresses the supposed and somewhat artificial bounds of disciplines. Her frank account A very good book that is more that it seems from the cover. Her frank account of the outright small-minded dogmatism of MIT researchers to her offering a class, most often without reading her syllabus,shows that illiberality is not just a characteristic of the "religious.

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And, that is when I come into problems with them. Kyle rated it did not like it Aug 03, So, we tell stories on all different levels. It really only exists in certain parts of the United States.

We are so fundamentally relational. This characteristic allows humans to form cultures rhe live in community, but also to become estranged from God and others which she defines as sin because we are unable to tolerate the ambiguities that are an inescapable part of storytelling.

And, they then become religious. Click here to sign up. Fausto Uquillas on Meathooked. Open Preview See a Problem? Quotes from God in the Machin Take, as an example, the issues of bonding and community, which are pivotal concepts hhe throughout the book.

So, people were a little bit disconcerted and they tried to put me in an irrational category. Lists with This Book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Harder to discount then…. Anne Foerst draws on her expertise as both a theologian and computer scientist to address the profound questions that robots such as Cog and Kismet raise for us all: But, the way I see it is that Frankenstein builds this monster or creature, and then leaves the creature alone.

K is currently reading it Oct 18, In Western culture personhood is the basis for many of our moral judgments. People have always analyzed humans as thinkers. So, in a way, we are a very lonely species. So, you basically have people on both sides yelling at each other. Cog was a humanoid robot, at first with one arm, then two arms, a head, torso, gyroscope, eyes, ears, and all that kind of stuff. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Teh marked it as to-read Mar 11, Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

For me as a German academic theologian, the whole concept of evolution being in conflict with creation is utterly ridiculous. Also, Cog was very massive and tall, and ghe a lot of anxiety and fear.

And, I define humans as mainly embodies and interactive. And what do robots teach us about our relationship with God? As a theologian, she argues that a return to a Biblical understanding of soul would help correct the dualistic, individualistic view of the soul that she attributes to Descartes.

But, a lot of people are uncomfortable with that kind of discrepancy. But the robots, rather than the roboticists, are the stars—especially Cog, a model of hand-eye coordination and learning, and Kismet, an example of emotional mirroring through voice and facial expression. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I was writing a story about a guy who was love with an artificial intelegence only he did not know and niether did she know she was an ait he was in love with her and his girlfriend sicks her artificially enhanced dog on him anyway wnne book was really well done. If life was just a dream, would you want to We share a physical world.

She is currently a visiting professor of theology and computer science at St. Book Review of God in the Machine by Anne Foerst More than anything else, the field of science and religion aims to bring separate disciplines machinee dialogue about common problems.

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God in the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God

Moogujinn She helps give the push against the ln dualism that has pervaded the West since Descartes. So, it makes sense that we would try to build a species that would be our partners and friends. The Best Books of And, those are usually scientists that I interact with the most. In a way, when it happened, there was a real war out there, and people tried to get rid of me. But would the same apply if we acknowledged Kismet as a person? Ashley rated it liked it Jan 16, Paperbackpages.


God in the machine : what robots teach us about humanity and God

And, that is when I come into problems with them. Kyle rated it did not like it Aug 03, So, we tell stories on all different levels. It really only exists in certain parts of the United States. We are so fundamentally relational.



The increasingly lifelike capability of robots in the real world has many prominent thinkers wondering how humans and their creations will interact in the future. Will a thinking machine be regarded as a person, differing from humans only in design? Will even the most human like robots be seen as possessing a soul? Joining us today to discuss these issues of robots and our humanity is Prof. Anne Foerst.



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