In Our Image

In Our Image

by Noreen L Herzfeld
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800634764

ISBN-13: 9780800634766

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

In Our Image is the first extensive theological engagement with the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Herzfeld probes this new field, which seeks to replicate thinking in computers and more broadly to model human intelligence, for its theological depth. Offering a smart, accessible history and typology of research in AI, Herzfeld shows how its rival schools…  See more details below

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In Our Image is the first extensive theological engagement with the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Herzfeld probes this new field, which seeks to replicate thinking in computers and more broadly to model human intelligence, for its theological depth. Offering a smart, accessible history and typology of research in AI, Herzfeld shows how its rival schools parallel competing options in the theological anthropologies. Herzfeld's exciting work further develops a 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 for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800634766
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Theology and the Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Sales rank:
925,367
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1In Our Image: The Desire for Artificial Intelligence1
2Reason, Regency, or Relationship: Three Approaches to the Image of God10
3Copy, Tool, or Friend: Three Approaches to Artificial Intelligence33
4HAL or R2-D2?: Two Images of Artificial Intelligence in Science Fiction Film53
5Why Create an Artificial Intelligence? A Christian Critique68
6Toward a Human-Computer Ethic85
Notes96
Bibliography124
Index132

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