Robots taking over the world. Cyborgs exploring the galaxy. These have become standard topics of science fiction. Today, however, artificial intelligence and transhumanism are at the forefront of scientific and technological debate.
Computers have benefited humans in countless ways. But will they become so “smart” that they make humans obsolete? Can computers become conscious? Is the promise of computer-based “artificial intelligence” a blessing or a threat?
How do biblical beliefs inform the way some scientists work in these fields? For most, AI will neither end civilization nor usher in a utopia. Like all technologies, it will be a mixed blessing.