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In Our Image: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Spirit

(Paperback - Sep 2000)
$17.00 - Online Price

Overview

In Our Image is the first extensive theological engagement with the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Herzfeld probes this new field, which seeks to model human intelligence in computers, for its theological depth. She argues that "At the root of the fascination our current culture has with creating an image of ourselves in an intelligent computer lies a continuing problematic of defining . what it means to be truly human." She shows how AI continues the classic Christian quest for defining the image of God in humans. Offering a smart, accessible history and typology of research in AI, Herzfeld shows how its rival schools parallel competing options in the theological anthropologies of Niebuhr, von Rad, and Barth. She probes our interest in AI and argues that a relational anthropology informs the best research and the many depictions of AI in science fiction and film. Herzfeld's exciting work further develops this relational model, in which she finds a needed corrective to the individualistic and narcissistic tendencies of much recent spirituality and the seeds of a human/computer ethic.

Details

  • SKU: 9780800634766
  • SKU10: 0800634764
  • Title: In Our Image: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Spirit
  • Series: Theology & the Sciences
  • Qty Remaining Online: 114
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
  • Date Published: Sep 2000
  • Pages: 148
  • Weight lbs: 0.56
  • Dimensions: 8.98" L x 6.08" W x 0.38" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Index, Bibliography
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic;
  • Category: THEOLOGY
  • Subject: Christian Theology - General

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