God, robots and the future

Is Artificial Intelligence a friend or foe of human flourishing? Does faith have any part to play in the robotics revolution, and the race to upgrade our bodies and even escape our planet? What does the future hold for humans?

The former Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees, author of On The Future, recently met on a video call with Dr John Wyatt, a Christian bioethicist, and the author of The Robot Will See You Now, to discuss these questions alongside clips from interviews with robotics experts Nigel Crooke and David Levy.

They were brought together by Justin Brierley, the writer and broadcaster who hosts Unbelievable? the radio show and podcast on Premier Christian Radio. Their meeting was part of a series, The Big Conversation, featuring world-class thinkers discussing science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human.

Watch their conversation above.

The Big Conversation is produced by Premier in partnership with John Templeton Foundation.