The Leap of Faith Friday 28 September 2018
The Leap Of Faith
Artifical Intelligence is considered by some as the greatest threat to religion
since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of the Species. On tonight's programme, as robots and AI enter our homes and our lives we explore the ethics that govern their interactions with us and how the human creation of such intelligence fits into theology.
The guests on tonight's programme are Rev Dr Ian Paul, Theologian, author and a member of the Church of England's general synod. Professor Barry O'Sullivan University College Cork and President of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence and Dr.Mary Aiken, Cyberpsychologist and Adjunct Associate Professor at UCD.
About the Show
In a programme for people of all faiths and none, Michael talks with those whose life experiences cause them to call on their beliefs, as he seeks to discover what religion does for people - and occasionally to them.
With regular updates from across the world’s faiths and from those that hold them, this is a thought-provoking 30 minutes of radio.
The programme is produced by Sheila O'Callaghan, the commissioning editor of the series is Roger Childs.