It has begun. It’s not fiction anymore: Computers are being developed to achieve human levels of intelligence to expand human minds — a looming development that theologians and Christian bioethicists consider would be a “slap in the face” of God and would turn people into “subhuman slaves.”
The scientific term is called “singularity,” that moment in mankind’s history when all the advances in technology, particularly in artificial intelligence (AI), will lead to machines that are smarter than human beings, according to Ray Kurzweil, Google’s Director of Engineering and a well-known futurist, as reported by Futurism.com.
Kurzweil has set the date 2045 for the “singularity” to be completed.
“That leads to computers having human intelligence, our putting them inside our brains, connecting them to the cloud, expanding who we are. Today, that’s not just a future scenario,” Kurzweil told the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, last week. “It’s here, in part, and it’s going to accelerate.”
Most of Kurzweil’s predictions have reportedly come true: Out of 147 predictions since the 1990s, he claims an 86 percent accuracy rate.
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