God from the Machine: Artificial Intelligence Models of by William Sims Bainbridge

By William Sims Bainbridge

'God from the computer' (deus ex machina) refers to an historic dramatic machine the place a god was once routinely introduced onto the degree to save lots of the hero from a tricky scenario. yet right here, William Sims Bainbridge makes use of the time period in a strikingly various manner. rather than seeking to a desktop to convey an already recognized god, he asks what a computing computing device and its simulations may well educate us approximately how faith and non secular ideals come to being. Bainbridge posits the digital city of Cyburg, inhabitants 44,100. Then, utilizing principles for person and social habit taken from the social sciences, he versions a posh neighborhood the place citizens shape teams, discover ways to belief or mistrust one another, and advance spiritual religion. Bainbridge's user-friendly arguments aspect to many extra purposes of computing device simulation within the research of faith. God from the laptop will function a big textual content in any category with a social medical method of religion.

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