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Bingecast: John Lennox on Artificial Intelligence and Humanity

In this bingecast episode, Robert J. Marks talks with Dr. John C. Lennox, professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford, about all things artificial intelligence. Should robots have rights? What are A.I.’s advantages and threats to humanity? And does theology have anything to say about all of this? Listen in as they discuss Dr. Lennox’s book 2084, and wrestle with the philosophy of technology.

Show Notes

  • 00:46 | Introducing Dr. John Lennox, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University
  • 01:40 | Reasons for writing 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity
  • 03:24 | A quick overview of the book
  • 06:18 | Consciousness and the theory of panpsychism
  • 07:28 | Human rights and artificial general intelligence
  • 10:40 | How will technology change what it means to be human?
  • 13:03 | Advantages and threats of artificial intelligence
  • 16:50 | Dan Brown’s Origin
  • 21:59 | Dan Brown’s presuppositions
  • 22:15 | Hyperbole in the realm of artificial intelligence
  • 26:39 | The story of Prometheus
  • 28:23 | The wisdom of crowds
  • 29:29 | Transhumanism
  • 32:28 | Augmenting human abilities with technology
  • 35:40 | The theological implications of artificial intelligence
  • 38:08 | Can science replace God?
  • 39:41 | An AI church?
  • 42:27 | Obtaining immortality
  • 47:23 | Superintelligence
  • 48:24 | Revelation and artificial intelligence

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Bingecast: John Lennox on Artificial Intelligence and Humanity