Vulnerable like God: Perfect Machines and Imperfect Humans

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If AI teaches us anything about ourselves, it is that our uniqueness (and perhaps the image of God) is likely located in the vulnerability and quirkiness of our cognition, and not in our rationality and problem-solving abilities. Through God’s incarnation, suffering, and voluntary death, we have been revealed a deeply vulnerable side of the divine. We are most like God not when we are at our smartest or strongest, but when we engage in the kind of hyper-empathetic, though not entirely logical, behaviour, that enables authentic relationships.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAI Theology
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2021


  • Artificial intelligence
  • imago Dei
  • Cognition
  • relationality
  • Vulnerability
  • theological anthropology


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