Apologist: Beware of 'AI' in matters of fAIth

Monday, April 1, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

BlessU-2 robotArtificial intelligence is improving by leaps and bounds, but it seems a curious mix when it comes to spirituality.

Those who traveled to Whittenburg, Germany, in 2017 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation might have run into "BlessU-2," a robot that offers blessings in five different languages (see video below).

Robot: "Would you like to be blessed by a female or a male voice?" [beep] "Which blessing do you need?" [beep] "The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you."

Robot: "Go forth in the peace of God. Would you like to print out your blessing?"

Researchers are looking into ways AI can help with the more mundane tasks of the clergy. For example, a Japanese roboticist has invented SanTO to provide assistance to the elderly – as well as a verse of comfort when the computer notices a worried look on an octogenarian's face. And a Buddhist temple in China developed a monk robot – a "buddha-bot" – complete with yellow robe, shaved head, and chest-mounted touchscreen.

McFarland

OneNewsNow spoke with Christian apologist and educator Dr. Alex McFarland. He says the mix of tech and faith might not end well for the faithful.

"I honestly believe that artificial intelligence is a pathway to the scenarios of the Book of Revelation," he shares.

"For people who really aren't indwelled with the Holy Spirit of God and have a relationship to Christ, I think artificial intelligence might very well be some the strong delusion that's mentioned in the Book of Revelation."

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