He went a little further than the more general statements at a meeting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this past Friday in which he said AI is "our biggest existential threat." He also gave it his strongest warning yet, when he said that "With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon."
Of course, most people are probably familiar with at least one movie that reveals what happens in a worst case scenario when AI takes over. Movies such as "The Terminator" and "The Matrix" reveal it all too well. The article mentioned that a movie about to be released has the same apocalyptic scenario – "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron."
With such a warning as "summoning the demon," Bible believers also recognize a possible connection to the phrase as well – that of the anti-christ. The Bible makes it very clear that one day a man will come who at first will claim to be Christ and he will offer to bring peace to a world of chaos.
He will have great power and will have a system behind him to help subjugate the masses under his rule. At first, of course, things will seem good, but then comes the revelation of who he really is and the personal worship he will demand from all.
While knowledgeable Bible believers do not believe that AI is the anti-christ, there is little doubt that it could be taken over by one individual, and then used for very evil purposes. It may even hasten his coming. Truthfully, we do not know where AI might take our world, but there is little doubt that it could easily lay the groundwork for a most horrible future period of time called The Tribulation.
So, once again, I encourage my brethren in Christ to be busier than ever serving our Lord – time may be running short. Thank God that we will not see that ugly period of time. Remember that our Lord may come today!
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