A Transhumanist Pastor on Killer AI, Battlestar Galactica, and Humans as Artificial Intelligence

Transhumanist pastor Christopher Benek made waves recently when he asserted that he “doesn’t see Christ’s redemption as limited to human beings,” which led many (including us) to conclude that he was implying AI have souls that could be “redeemed” by Jesus. But he recently clarified his statements, claiming that from a theological standpoint, humans are already AI in relation to God, and that we could potentially have an analogous relationship with sentient robots. Benek stated that while he wasn’t definitively saying that AI will have souls, he also wasn’t ruling out the possibility:”When people ask me if AI will have souls I usually respond asking for a clarification – ‘What exactly do you mean when you use the soul,'” he said in a recent phone interview with Outer Places.”Moreover, People hear me talk about…


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