Each section references “ethics” and this got me thinking about how ethics, in general, are of great interest and concern to us because each industry produces technology that is pervasive in our lives whether you are age 1 or 101.
Therefore, I’ll let technology considerations rest for this blog. I want to address ethics, which, too, is pervasively sweeping into society about present and future human behaviors such as device and software dependence. Like all aspects of life, there is a beginning, a foundation, a forerunner, a spark of wisdom that sets ideas and values in motion. For me, that sense of beginning came from my study of the Bible. Yes, I know: science with religion fare poorly in our digital, scientific age. The Bible clearly establishes God as the giver of intelligence, skills and life itself - all for a greater glory.
The foundation of ethics is that we, as individuals, are not here to simply exist but to exist with a purpose. The purpose in life is absolutely individualistic. No two persons are alike or have the identical calling or purpose even though many share a common vision. In fact, that’s where people of different callings find one another; in their unique purpose living for something greater than themselves. My point being, we are created with nothing artificial; we're the real deal of life.
And that’s all I hope to communicate to such a collection of intelligent people who have committed to study and report how AI is changing many aspects of life. Ethics grounded in truth such as provided in Psalm 139 will enable leaders to envision a hopeful future whether AI or any other human-technological integration occurs. Here, it starts with valuing human life above all else - we've been created for a purpose. “For You created my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place.”
Forever human. Born with purpose. Authentic.