The way in which questions about artificial intelligence are answered can reveal certain philosophical presuppositions about what it means to be human.If one presupposes that the material world is all that exists, a notion referred to as materialism, then it is not a far leap to suggest that people are no different from machines. Some have suggested that within the present century we will be able to download our brains into a computer and thus escape our mortality. What are Christians to make of all this?
I explore this idea further in the following In All Things posting:
A recent article I co-authored with Steve VanderLeest explores a Christian perspective of AI in more detail: A Christian Perspective on Artificial Intelligence: How Should Christians Think about Thinking Machines?