The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity


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Are robots going to take my job? How are smartphones affecting my kids? Do I need to worry about privacy when I get online or ask Siri for directions? Whatever questions you have about AI, The Age of AI gives you insights on how to navigate this brand-new world as you apply God's ageless truths to your life and future.

We interact with artificial intelligence, or AI, nearly every moment of the day without knowing it. From our social media feeds to our smart thermostats and Alexa and Google Home, AI is everywhere—but how is it shaping our world?

In The Age of AI, Jason Thacker, associate research fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, helps us navigate our digital age in this thoughtful exploration of the social, moral, and ethical challenges of our ongoing interactions with artificial intelligence.

Applying God's Word to this new AI-empowered age, Thacker sheds light on:

  • How Christian truth transforms the way we use AI
  • How AI affects us individually, in our relationships, and in our society at large
  • How to navigate the digital age wisely

With theological depth and a wide awareness of the current trends in AI, Jason is a steady guide who reminds us that while technology is changing the world, it can't shake the foundations of the Christian faith.

Praise for The Age of AI:

"The Age of AI informs us and assists us in envisioning a future that is filled with tools, influences, opportunities, and challenges relating to artificial intelligence. While many may fear the unknown future before us, Jason Thacker presents the imperative need to always lift up the constancy of the image of God and the dignity of all human life as presented in the Holy Scriptures, the Bible. I am thankful Jason's book can help churches, pastors, theologians, and Christian leaders in all vocations to wrestle through this current topic, always being committed to what this book states profoundly: God-given dignity isn't ours to assign or remove."

—Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310357643
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,077,490
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jason Thacker serves as the Creative Director and an Associate Research Fellow at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee in Knoxville and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His writing has been featured at The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and many more. He is married to Dorie and they have two sons. They live outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Foreword Richard J. Mouw 11

1 Foundation: Man and Machine 15

2 Self: Alexa, Are You There? 33

3 Medicine: The Doctor Will See You Now 54

4 Family: Welcome to the Family 72

5 Work: Meet Your New Coworker 99

6 War: The New Battlefield 121

7 Data and Privacy: You Are the Product 139

8 Future: What's Coming Next? 167

Acknowledgments 183

Notes 185

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