God in the Machine: What Robots Teach Us about Humanity and God

God in the Machine: What Robots Teach Us about Humanity and God

by Anne Foerst
     
 

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Get ready to meet two remarkable characters, Cog and Kismet. They both enjoy working with others, they're very attentive, have excellent learning skills, and, according to their colleagues, they're very charming. And they're both robots.

From Hollywood to the halls of NASA, robots loom large in the popular imagination. But what feelings do these lifelike

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Get ready to meet two remarkable characters, Cog and Kismet. They both enjoy working with others, they're very attentive, have excellent learning skills, and, according to their colleagues, they're very charming. And they're both robots.

From Hollywood to the halls of NASA, robots loom large in the popular imagination. But what feelings do these lifelike machines really provoke in us? In God in the Machine, Dr. Anne Foerst draws on her expertise as both a theologian and computer scientist to address the profound questions that robots such as Cog and Kismet raise for us all: How do we define "human" versus "person"? What does it mean to have a soul? And what do robots teach us about our relationship with God?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452286955
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/29/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.50(d)

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