Speaking of the Divine in an Age of Artificial Intelligence: An ALC on Theology and AI

P.I. — BRADY BEARD, Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Members of this project will investigate the ways that religion, philosophy, and theology intersect with artificial intelligence. Focus will be given to the underlying principles and theories of AI and machine learning so that the members may reconsider the role of religious belief, practice, and embodiment within the context of artificial intelligence. Topics to be explored include the ways that language around AI relies on religious and theological language, the ways that religious work may be automized and completed by machines, religo-ethical considerations of AI, and the potential to incorporate AI into religious studies and theology beyond the most common projects (i.e., text analysis).