Robot Will See You Now
Artificial Intelligence and the Christian Faith
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Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Number of Pages: 256
Width: 12.9 cm
Height: 19.8 cm
The last decade has seen dramatic advances in artificial intelligence and robotics technology, raising tough questions that need to be addressed. The Robot Will See You Now considers how Christians can respond to these issues – and flourish – in the years ahead. Contributions from a number of international experts, including editors John Wyatt and Stephen Williams, explore a range of social and ethical issues raised by recent advances in AI and robotics. Considering the role of artificial intelligence in areas such as medicine, employment and security, the book looks at how AI is perceived as well as its actual impact on human interactions and relationships. Alongside are theological responses from an orthodox Christian perspective. Looking at how artificial intelligence and robotics may be considered in the light of Christian doctrine, The Robot Will See You Now offers a measured, thoughtful view on how Christians can understand and prepare for the challenges posted by the development of AI. This is a book for anyone who is interested in learning more about how AI and robots have advanced in recent years, and anyone who has wondered how Christian teaching relates to artificial intelligence. Whatever your level of technical knowledge, The Robot Will See You Now will give you a thorough understanding of AI and equip you to respond to the challenges it poses with confidence and faith.
Offers an array of insights from some of the world's leaders in healthcare, employment, security, and the arts [in] a beautifully written, concise treatise . . . perfect for the casual reader. * Christianity on THE ROBOT WILL SEE YOU NOW * A real treasure: encouraging, heart-warming, informative and sensible. It answers the concern of many Christian doctors that the will o' the wisp of medical imperialism has led the Christian community astray into excessive medicalisation of the process of dying, to the detriment of spiritual and family matters. This is a book for everyone, which will change souls for the better. -- Andrew Sims, Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus of the University of Leeds on DYING WELL (IVP, 2018) The book's brilliance lies in the effortless way John blends deep biblical insight, long experience of compassionately accompanying the old, middle-aged, young and very young through their death, world-class medical expertise, and clear-eyed cultural critique of the way over-medicalisation has worked to strip dying of its potential to nourish spiritual growth, relational healing and enriching leave-taking. Full of careful, wise practical advice for the dying, and for all those involved, what emerges is a gentle, unsentimental, moving and liberating gift to us all. -- Mark Greene is Executive Director at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity on DYING WELL (IVP, 2018) We can ask for no wiser nor honest, practical and compassionate guide. -- Timothy Dudley-Smith on DYING WELL (IVP, 2018)