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Does God care about artificial intelligence?

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Intelligent systems are beginning to revolutionise our lives. Networks are not only able to process data with incredible speed, they are now using the vast amounts of digital information that is available on our lives to make intelligent predictions.

The advantages could be enormous, as life is transformed by better decisions, invisibly taken on our behalf. But is there a risk that we could lose control and find ourselves ignorant victims of what we have made?

In particular, is God a bystander in all of this? Is it even possible that an artificial intelligence which understands, reasons and has the capacity to feel emotion might something that God cares about? Could we ever speak of a machine with a soul?

Bible readings: Genesis 11.1-9; Mark 13:1-2

Preaching: Simon Harvey

A service of Holy Communion

Children's groups are available today.
A creche is available.
Refreshments are served after the service.
Worship is led by our classical choir. We blend traditional hymns with contemporary songs.

Earlier Event: October 1
Holy Communion
Later Event: October 1
The prophets