Made In Our Image by Stephen Driscoll

A new book about artificial intelligence

This new book, Made in Our Image: God, Artificial Intelligence and You by Stephen Driscoll, is excellent.

When I wrote my own book Truth Be Told: Living Truthfully in a Post-Truth World, I submitted the manuscript just a few weeks before ChatGPT became public! So in my chapter on truth and technology, all I could say was:

In this chapter, I’ve concentrated on only one kind of technology that affects our relationship with truth: social media. In the coming years, emerging technology will present us with further challenges. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), for example, will undoubtedly create more revolutions in our relationship with truth. It’s now a simple matter for an AI algorithm to manufacture an ultra-realistic image or audio recording. Deep-faked video material is becoming increasingly common. How will we be able to trust the evidence of our eyes and ears when we cannot know what is real and what is virtual?

Lionel Windsor, Truth Be Told: Living Truthfully in a Post-Truth World, p. 27.

Stephen Driscoll’s book Made In Our Image is a brilliant answer to this question, and many others! Here’s my endorsement of the book:

The rise of AI technology has enormous implications for all of us—not only for how we live and work, but also for how we understand what it means to be human. Christians need to be equipped to grasp the issues and to navigate the waters ahead. In this book, Stephen Driscoll provides us with a highly valuable resource for doing just that. He describes the nature of the technology in an accessible but highly informative way, insightfully outlines the challenges the technology raises for us, and then applies a deeply biblical framework—creation, sin, the cross of Jesus Christ, and new creation—to help us address these challenges. The book is biblical and practical, full of insights into many ways the gospel of the Lord Jesus shows us how to live in light of this increasingly pervasive technology.

Made In Our Image by Stephen Driscoll