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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