From the John Birch society:
Ready or Not the Age of Artificial Intelligence is Here
With high-definition TVs, smart phones in our pockets, smartboards in our classrooms, driverless cars, facial recognition, Siri and Alexa assistants, social media, and an unlimited number of digital devices, it starts to beg the question: how much is too much? It seems whether we like it or not, technology is here to stay and will continue developing. That’s why The New American magazine covers the ramifications of artificial intelligence in its newly released issue, “The Age of Artificial Intelligence is Here.”
With Stephen Hawking, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Oxford’s Nick Bostrom agreeing with Mr. Musk and expressing similar concerns, one might question humankind’s invention. Mr. Behreandt does the same in the cover story:
If we are already having difficulty understanding the limited AI of the present, how can we hope to understand, much less control, the increasingly intelligent AI of the near future? And should we create machine intelligence that exceeds our own, as ours exceeds that of the cockroach?
One also should start to wonder, by replicating how the brain works through technology are we attempting to replace God? Christianity Today comments on this in their article: “Does ‘The Image of God’ Extend to Robots, Too?” saying that mere morality isn’t enough.
Such complicated, uneasy relationships with AI are and will continue to be built on our flawed nature as creators. As sinful creatures, we cannot help but imbue our creations with flaws. There is a real danger that humans-as-creators will be selfish and amoral creators, fashioning intelligent designs that exist simply to serve our own interests and desires –or our own sense of right and wrong. The immorality we have wrought on our world will be magnified by AI.