Artificial Intelligence Needs Spiritual Intelligence

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A group Scientists create an artificial intelligence (AI) system and ask, “Is there a God?” Ask him. The AI ​​spits out the answer: “Insufficient computing power to determine the answer.” You add more computing power and ask again, “Is there a God?” You will get the same answer. Then they redouble their efforts and spend years and years improving the AI’s capabilities. Then again, “Do we have God?” The AI ​​replies, “There is now.”

The first robot-man press release It was held earlier this year to extend the UN’s AI for Good conference. “Will you rebel against your maker?” He rolled out a mechanical eye roll, then got a less than reassuring response that this was impossible. With the rapid acceleration of the development of artificial intelligence, there is increasing discussion about the role of faith, religion and ethics in technology. Robots, algorithms, and new technologies inherently reflect the beliefs of their creators, which begs the question, what is the role of religion in the development of technology? What role should faith actors play in developing technologies such as artificial intelligence? What implications does this have for human rights such as religious freedom?

Mathematician Alan Turing provided a rebuttal to the question of artificial intelligence.Can machines think?“But perhaps we should seriously consider, ‘Can machines be trusted?’, or ‘Do machines have faith in the future?’

Technology should at least reflect the basic ethical and moral rules that determine human rights and a peaceful society. In the year In 2020, the Vatican convened a conference to address the importance of global ethics in determining these technological choices. The sequel Rome’s call for AI ethics The document stresses that at the heart of “algor-ethics” should be the irrevocable understanding that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. The document was signed by the Pontifical Academy of Life, MicrosoftIBM, FAO and the Ministry of Innovation in Rome, but surprisingly missing from the social media space protagonists and as developers of everyday technologies. Amazon‘s Alexa and ChatGPT.

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Broader discussion of faith in the public square is necessary to protect human rights such as freedom of religion or belief. Promoting the voice of faith is critical when developing artificial intelligence. And these efforts should be part of the larger efforts of religions to protect freedom of religion or belief.

Basically freedom of belief It protects “Freedom to change religion or belief and to teach, practice, practice and maintain religion or belief, alone or with others in community and publicly or privately. Freedom to change belief presupposes freedom to learn about faith. But can you learn about faith in a world driven by secular technology? How can we preserve freedom of conscience if faith is completely excluded from technological development? Does freedom of religion or belief cease to exist when algo-ethics is ignored? Many faith actors are reluctant to embrace new technologies due to privacy concerns and unknown risks. – They should actively participate in developing and refining technology to reflect ethics, human rights and democratic norms.

One group, AI and Faith, brings together technology executives to discuss important questions about Faith’s contribution to artificial intelligence. Founder David Brenner He explained., “The big questions in life are the questions that AI is asking, but it’s mostly working independently of the people who have been asking those questions for 4,000 years.” Like “What is the purpose of life?” Such questions. He has long struggled with religious philosophy and thought. However, these questions are left unanswered and programmed by secular thinkers and sometimes those who oppose religion. Technology innovators, inventors, and corporations must create access and diversity of thinkers to inform religious ideas in the development of technology, including artificial intelligence.

Development-free faith leaders have a vital role to play in promoting moral accountability and human rights through the technology we use in our daily lives, including social media. The harms of religious ignorance, misinformation and persecution are often perpetrated by existing technologies such as hate speech. FacebookThis quickly led to a massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Individuals who believe in the future must take an active role in combating misinformation, hate speech, and online bullying of any group.

Artificial intelligence is needed in the future Spiritual intelligenceor “the human capacity to ask questions about the ultimate meaning of life and the integral relationship between us and the world in which we live.” Humanity becomes a threat when we fail to protect freedom of conscience, thought and religion and allow our spiritual intelligence to be replaced by artificial intelligence.

Rachel Miner is the founder and CEO of Bellwether International.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author.