Talk: The robots are coming!

If you want to predict the future, see where the smart money is going - and a huge amount is going into robotics and AI

How can Christians relate the world of the Bible — a world dominated by agricultural imagery and metaphors from nature — with our own 21st-century context, where technological advances proceed at breakneck speed and humanity seems ever more alienated from the natural world? We need to find a way of connecting the historic Christian faith with our modern world, and in particular the questions it poses about what it means to be human.

Listen below to a sermon I preached at All Souls Church, in central London, in July 2017 on how Christians might approach the technological revolution in robotics and artificial intelligence.

Leave a Reply

Most read posts
What can we learn from how the early church lived out their faith during their own pandemics?
Navigating the transitions of later life
How are young people different to those who came before, and what can we learn from them?
Living faithfully as we approach retirement, dependence, dementia and death
Advances in technology mean intelligent machines are likely to play an increasingly important role in our future
Recent posts
Look beyond the commercialised celebration of Valentine’s Day
Onward Christian Soldiers, the only man in a room full of women, Bonhoeffer’s ‘cheap grace’ and Christian dating apps
Have artificial intelligence algorithms already exceeded what our human brains can achieve?
The contradictions which underpin anti-suicide efforts in an era of euthanasia, and are there any honest and unbiased journalists left these days?
The ticking biological clock, prosecco and cheese evenings, the culture war over maternal age, and living with wisdom and contentment