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One thing most people agree on is that an artificial intelligence takeover is inevitable. Whether or not that will be beneficial for society, however, continues to be divisive.
Author, professor, and activist Jon Askonas joins James Poulos to discuss the harrowing implications of artificial intelligence when it comes to our future and what we must do when the takeover arrives.
Skeptics are highly suspicious of AI and immediately write it off as inherently evil, while proponents believe that it will solve all our problems and essentially save us.
But Jon and James do not fall into either camp.
They rather believe that thriving in a world dominated by AI will require a unique approach that neither entirely rejects nor submits to technology.
They also agree that people, especially Christians, must accept that AI is not just a super-science; it’s also a deeply spiritual matter.
“It's a powerful technology that will be used in spiritual warfare for good and for evil … but it’s still part of creation and so, like any part of creation, has to be grasped for its good uses,” Jon explains.
James agrees, adding, “One of the things that really sort of bums me out the most about this whole experience we’re going through is people who look at technology … as an evil god.”
The best way to survive the impending AI takeover is to “pray and pay attention to the world that surrounds you … cultivate [technology] and curate it intentionally as a site of spiritual warfare,” adds Jon.
To hear more of their fascinating conversation, watch the full episode below.
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