Sunday, December 27, 2020

Research Assumptions

     All research has limitations and also some assumptions. I also had many assumptions 

    This project attempted to address this problem by beginning with several assumptions. The first assumption was that the Bible provides the revelation and details about the attributes of the Creator God and his relationship with humanity. 

    The second assumption was that humans develop AI and are working to make it more technically sophisticated to perform like humans. 

    The third assumption was that technological advancements are happening very fast in the field of AI, and hence, the researcher is not able to address all of the issues. 

    The fourth assumption was that the technological advancements directly or indirectly impact people and can raise doubts regarding their faith in God according to a biblical view when challenged. 

    The fifth assumption was that different religions respond differently to the question of the origin of humanity and to issues where science deviates from religious beliefs. This research was focused primarily on the Christian faith. I believe that some of the observations from this project are relevant to other religious groups also. 

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Problem Statement of the Research

As you read the posts on this website, you might have got the idea that it is focused on the research which was done about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and theology. In this post, I want to present the problem statement which was addressed in this research.

    The problem focus of this research is a lack of theological framework, and especially the absence of a framework highlighting the character of the biblical God, by which to analyze, interpret, and evaluate AI and its implications for human life in a theologically informed manner. 

    In response to this problem, I explored and identified biblical themes of eight attributes of God from the Bible and the relationality between the creator and creation. A study of current literature on the recent development of AI/robotic technology and the responses and concerns raised by Christian organizations or groups in the form of official statements related to AI, theology, and God were analyzed. 

    I also collected data through a survey conducted among young Christian students and interviews conducted among pastors and Christian leaders, Christians, and non-Christians working in the technology industry. 

    Finally, a framework was developed to addresses the unique characteristics of God as the creator of all creation in comparison to humans as creators in light of technological advancements in AI/robotics. 

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