In a recent article, I began to unpack Rodney Brooks’ October 2017 essay “The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions.” Now I continue my analysis by looking into the faulty atheistic thinking that motivates the AI salvation preached by futurists such as Google’s Ray Kurzweil. Although Brooks does not address this worldview dimension, his critique of AI predictive sins provides a great opportunity for just that.
November 13, 2017, 2:46 PM EST
November 2, 2017, 2:16 PM EDT
Some futurists such as Ray Kurzweil have argued that within a few decades we will reach a tipping point, where artificial intelligence (AI) in robots and other computer devices will outrun human capability and trigger runaway technological growth. They call this tipping point the technological singularity. This alleged advent of superhuman intelligence will be so incomprehensible to our minds that we cannot fathom how life will be changed, mostly for the better they assume.
September 29, 2017, 10:42 AM EDT
As a historian and philosopher of science I have studied many revolutionary scientists, but two particularly stand out because they still generate the most controversy over science and religion today. Welcome Charles Darwin and his recent critic biochemist Michael Behe.