With the growth and prevalence of artificial intelligence (AI) exploding, some critics have worries and fears about how the technology could be misused and abused; others see the potential for the incredible advances it could spark.
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End-times author Jeff Kinley recently told CBN’s Faithwire that much about the impact of AI “remains to be seen,” though he detailed some potential cautions.
“One of the biggest concerns is that it replaces human intelligence,” Kinley said. “We are moving, as a society, towards replacing humanity in just about every way possible — replacing human labor, human thought, human writing, trying to pretty much put humanity to the margins of the narrative here.”
He continued, “But the thing about AI that’s so frightening or potentially frightening is that there’s talk of this bioengineering, these nanorobots implanting within humanity.”
The eschatological expert said the idea people would essentially have an interface or be intermingled with technology in such a way is deeply troubling, particularly when it comes to surveillance and misuse.
“The biggest concern about that is that humans will now, according to those experts in the field … be hackable,” Kinley said. “They’ll be able to read our emotions.”
Watch Kinley warn about how AI could come into play during the end times:
But one of the broader issues he addressed is deception and the reality that, no matter how well-programmed AI might be, it’s “not human intelligence.” With people controlling these technologies, there’s a great deal of room for sweeping biases to take root.
“There’s obviously the capacity for a lot of bias in there, prescripted, inherent bias,” Kinley said. “But also just the idea of putting out a false narrative and someone says, ‘Hey, AI must know more than me, so I’m gonna trust the AI more than the people who could be called conspiracy theorists.'”
Kinley, who penned “The End of America?: Bible Prophecy and a Country in Crisis” and “As It Was in the Days of Noah: Warnings from Bible Prophecy About the Coming Global Storm,” among more than 30 additional books, is no stranger to exploring how these sorts of cultural issues could come into play during the biblical end of days.
The author was cautious about speculating too in-depth on the prophecy front, as he reiterated the difficulties in knowing how the technology and certain scenarios might unfold, but he discussed his belief the Bible prophesies the antichrist will eventually rise.
“There’ll be a global regime, and obviously they want to be able to trace, to track not just your economic trans transactions, but also you as well,” Kinley said. “So, there could be some control issues as it relates to that.”
And with culture moving toward an obsession with emotion, Kinley expressed worries people aren’t being educated to think logically today. The rise of AI, he said, could exacerbate this crisis, pushing people to continue emoting while the systems provide a mechanical logic of sorts.
“What that does — it dumbs down a populace, so to the point where they’re more easily manipulated and deceived,” he said.
In addition to discussing AI, Kinley explored current events and the many happenings in the sociopolitical realm that could match up with prophetic proclamations in Scripture. Watch what he had to say here.
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