In this episode, Charles Hackney hosts a discussion among the Book of Nature trio in which they explore the concept of artificial intelligence. Artificial Intelligence today represents an incredibly active research field in the view of some, and absolute terror in the view of others. While trying to skate on the boundary between this Scylla and Charibdis, Todd, Dan, and Charles charted out the history and examples of AI, the concerns some have ethically and morally with AI and its use, and even delved into the question of potential theological ramifications of the field. Some links explore areas for further discussion, and/or represent points of the discussion. Enjoy!
On our sympathy for Boston Dynamics’ poor kicked robot, somebody compiled a collection of BD abusing their bots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PaTWufUqqU
Or there’s the original, with Big Dog being kicked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww
Maybe (or maybe not, it’s just a thought) connect to the torture of droids in Return of the Jedi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O0-dCLFadQ
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