Robot Religion

Robot Religion

“Artificial intelligence and autonomous robots should be encouraged to become religious, a US reverend has said.

Reverend Christopher Benek, associate pastor of Providence Presbyterian Church in Florida, believes advanced forms of artificial intelligence should be welcomed into the Christian faith.

‘I don’t see Christ’s redemption limited to human beings,’ Benek said in an interview with the futurist Zoltan Istvan. ‘It’s redemption to all of creation, even AI.’

‘If AI is autonomous, then we should encourage it to participate in Christ’s redemptive purposes in the world.'”

— “Florida pastor plans to convert robots to Christianity,” Anthony Cuthbertson, International Business Times


​”When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?” Zoltan Istvan, Gizmodo


“A high-tech hotel opening in Japan will be staffed by multilingual robots,” Lizzie Plaugic, The Verge

Note: We were unable to reach robots in Abu Dhabi, India, Israel and Japan about their opinions on Christian missionaries.


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