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White Horse Inn: Conversational Theology

John Lennox on the Threat of A.I.

Release date:

August 2, 2020



Artificial Intelligence is already changing the world as we know it, but how will it change the future? Is it possible that humans will one day be able to create a thinking machine that has a will of its own? And if so, will this machine become a kind of super-intellect that ends up controlling all of our actions? What does it mean to be a conscious living being in the first place? Shane Rosenthal discusses these and other questions with Oxford mathematician John Lennox, author of 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity.

Show Quote:

An artificial intelligence system of the type we’ve already developed doesn’t think. Humans are conscious beings and if you’re going to create a super-intelligent being that can do anything humans can do in all areas, then you have to discover a way to make a conscious being. That’s a barrier for the very simple reason that no one has the faintest idea of what consciousness is, let alone being able to construct it.

John Lennox