Artificial intelligence and the question of being

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies

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Title Artificial intelligence and the question of being
Creator du Toit, Cornel W.
Subject Theology Artificial intelligence; Fourth Industrial Revolution; Being and artificiality; Techno-religion; Human-machine interaction; Conscious materialism; Spiritual materialism
Description Technology is part of all life forms. This does not mean that all technology is beneficial for life. Technological evolution in the human sphere holds promises to attain the status of singularity. This identifies the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. What is at stake includes the emergence of intelligent and conscious super computers and robots, conscious materialism, the possibility of human immortality and the emergence of the trans-human. In the ambit of a new artificial environment in which humans will live, the question of being must be addressed again. How will all of this affect the question of being human and new conceptions of ‘self’? To what extent will the possibility of techno-religion replace traditional religions with its promise of eradicating poverty, illness and death? This article focuses on these and related issues to identify possibilities of a new artificially envisaged lifestyle.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2019-11-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Literary analysis
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hts.v75i1.5311
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 75, No 1 (2019); 10 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Cornel W. du Toit