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The Resource God in the machine : what robots teach us about humanity and God, Anne Foerst

God in the machine : what robots teach us about humanity and God, Anne Foerst

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God in the machine : what robots teach us about humanity and God
Title
God in the machine
Title remainder
what robots teach us about humanity and God
Statement of responsibility
Anne Foerst
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A provocative look at the theological implications of artificial intelligence--and the controversial questions raised by robotics about our very definition of humanity--from the founder of MIT s God and Computers Project Get ready to meet two remarkable characters, Cog and Kismet. They both enjoy working with others, they re very attentive, have excellent learning skills, and, according to their colleagues, they re very charming. And they re both robots. From Hollywood to the halls of NASA, robots loom large in the popular imagination. But what feelings do these lifelike machines really provoke in us? In God in the Machine, Dr. Anne Foerst draws on her expertise as both a theologian and computer scientist to address the profound questions that robots such as Cog and Kismet raise for us all: What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to have a soul? And what do robots teach us about our relationship with God? God in the Machine challenges many popular assumptions--about the Bible, about the meaning of community, and especially about the fundamental distinctions between humanity and the artificial beings we create. Dr. Foerst shares intriguing observations about the ways we define human versus person and asks what we must do in order for all humans to be treated as equal persons. Original, controversial, and deeply insightful, God in the Machine illuminates the exciting and little-understood new terrain that lies at the intersection of technology and religion, science and faith"--Publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foerst, Anne
Dewey number
215
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL255.5
LC item number
.F64 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers
  • Theological anthropology
  • Computers
  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Religion and science
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Humanity
  • God
Label
God in the machine : what robots teach us about humanity and God, Anne Foerst
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Re-creating ourselves -- Embodied science -- Embodied intelligence -- Embodied community -- The community of human and nonhuman persons
Control code
56412955
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 212 pages
Isbn
9780525947660
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004058291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
God in the machine : what robots teach us about humanity and God, Anne Foerst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Re-creating ourselves -- Embodied science -- Embodied intelligence -- Embodied community -- The community of human and nonhuman persons
Control code
56412955
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 212 pages
Isbn
9780525947660
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004058291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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