The Age of AI

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity
Narrated by: Jakob Lewis, John Behrens
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
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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.

Alexa, how is AI changing our world? We interact with artificial intelligence, or AI, nearly every moment of the day without knowing it. From our Twitter and Facebook social media feeds to our online carts to smart thermostats and Alexa and Google Home, AI is everywhere. 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, The Age of AI shows us how Christian truth transforms how we use AI in order to love God and our neighbor better. It serves as a guide for those wary of technology's impact on our society and also for those who are enthusiastic about where AI is taking us. Jason explains how AI affects us individually, in our relationships, and in our society at large as he addresses AI's impact on our bodies, sexuality, work, economics, and privacy. With theological depth and a wide awareness of the current trends in AI, Jason is a steady guide reminding us that while AI is changing most things, it does not change the foundations of the Christian faith.

©2020 Jason Thacker (P)2020 Zondervan

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I am very interested in AI, and as a thorough-going Christian, I was interested to hear a thoroughly Christian take on it.
What I didn't expect was a preacher who apparently self-educated himself on AI and had more opinions than new information. He overused tired cliches, overused references to just a few example of AI (evidence of limited research), and way overdid the gospel message component. It was excruciating to listen to. The only thing that kept me listening was the merciful brevity, and the perk of notching another book toward my annual goal. The last chapter, about the Singularity, was the best. It almost sounded like a different author.
If you are seeking to become more informed about the current issues and trends within AI, and a Christian's response to them, don't read this book. Keep looking.
If you're interested in a superficial treatment of a complex issue, with many MAJOR distractions onto barely tangentially related topics, this book is for you.