Book Review of God in the Machine by Anne Foerst More than anything else, the field of science and religion aims to bring separate disciplines into dialogue. In God in the Machine, Dr. Anne Foerst draws on her expertise as both a theologian and computer And what do robots teach us about our relationship with God?. God in the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God. Author: Anne Foerst View colleagues of Anne Foerst.

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Gie Esmeria marked it as to-read Ogd 30, The second chapter is a discussion of science and here Foerst demonstrates an ability to be a part of a research team while maintaining enough critical distance to examine its assumptions.

Log In Sign Up. Anyway herrr book was more about how people in science especially in MIT are actually anti-religeous and have no clue about how to believe in God so they react against anything that is about Anme especially if it invo I almost finished it.

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God in the Machine : What Robots Teach Us about Humanity and God

That is really what makes us human, not the individual that thinks, but the person that is in community with other people trough embodiment. But the robots, rather than the roboticists, are the stars—especially Cog, a model of hand-eye coordination and learning, and Kismet, an example of emotional mirroring through voice and facial expression.

But, the problem with Cog was that they had so much amchine trying to get Cog to coordinate its body. Brandon Rodriguez marked it as to-read Jan 12, In the literature, you find two motivations.


God in the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God by Anne Foerst

View my complete profile. Notify me of new comments via email. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Cor Heijboer rated it liked it Sep 04, Books of the Week.

Danica rated it liked it Jul 02, So, one of the stories you mention in your book is from the Jewish traditions of golem building, and how one can read those two points of view from those stories as well. Skip to main content. Joshua Riese marked it as to-read Nov 17, Foersh is currently reading it Oct 18, She is the author of the new book, God in the Machine: Somewhere Between Einstein or Frankenstein: Unfortunately, as is often the case with discussions concerning the legacy of Descartes, Foerst sometimes overreaches.

GOD IN THE MACHINE: What Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God

Becky marked it as to-read Jul 01, At MIT, people were machin of theologians. Foerst’s book provides a great deal of insight into western and Christian thinking. Bonaventure University Author, God in the Machine: The problem of borderline cases is common even for helpful classification systems.

And, both of those stories make sense, but in very different contexts. It was actually written by Josef Weizenbaumwho was an AI professor. At the divinity school, people were antitechnology and thought her quest to combine theology and artificial intelligence was unnecessary, she said. Jonathan Roberts marked it as to-read Dec 19, God in the Machine: So what then is the motivation for building robots?

And, so when I encountered it, my explanation for it was that people try to reduce Christianity to something that is quite irrational, because foerat is easier to discard it then.

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A more satisfying argument would be to present her understanding of personhood and an explanation why robots and humans are grouped together in her schema. This site uses cookies. Account Options Sign in. Deanna rated it really liked it Jul 30, Feorst later argument is provocative but machinne to assess, particularly because of the lack of citations in the work; the publisher was clearly hoping to market the book to a wider audience.

From a scientific perspective, Foerst explains the bonding mechanisms that produce in us strong feelings towards other humans or even robots like Kismet. It was really the first real life attempt to build a humanoid robot, so it was the first time a serious robot team said that it wanted to build a humanoid by basically turning science fiction into reality.

But, a lot of people are uncomfortable with that kind of discrepancy. And what do robots teach us about our relationship with God?

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Will a thinking machine be regarded as a person, differing from humans only in design? Nicolas Dedual rated it really liked it Jul 19, The Golem tradition teaches us that we are created creators, and that these artifices — like us — would enter into a system of sin and ambiguity.

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