Artificial Intelligence, Religion, and Community Concern
Author: Rossano, Matt J.
Source: Zygon, Volume 36, Number 1, March 2001 , pp. 57-75(19)
Abstract:Future developments in artificial intelligence (AI) will likely allow for a greater degree of human-machine convergence, with machines becoming more humanlike and intelligent machinery becoming more integrated into human brain function. This will pose many ethical challenges, and the necessity for a moral framework for evaluating these challenges will grow. This paper argues that community concern constitutes a central factor in both the evolution of religion and the human brain, and as such it should be used as the organizing principle for moral evaluations of AI technologies.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Southeastern Louisiana University
Publication date: March 1, 2001