Is it possible for an artificial intelligent program to have a soul?

Can artificial intelligence have souls?

  • Yes

    Votes: 2 6.3%
  • No

    Votes: 24 75.0%
  • Depends...

    Votes: 6 18.8%

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Before y’all groan me, I was wondering if it was possible in the future for an artificial intelligent being to have a soul.

It must also have.

1. Consciousness and self awareness
2. Ethics and morality
3. Strong belief in God. (Not programmed to believe in God either because of 1. )

What say you?

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What an interesting question.

I could've sworn that there was a sci-fi book that talked about a time in the future where a man died and left his physical body behind but people learned to save it on a hard drive and upload his consciousness into a robot. I'm not sure where I read this at.

The people were said to be really advanced yet spiritual beings.
 
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No!!!!

humans are not God. Only God can create beings with consciousness. AI with a conscious is an oxymoron.

They can learn morality but belief in God they would not be able to logically comprehend since that defies logic.
 
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I don’t see how. It might mimic convincingly that it has soul. In the same way that some AI really ‘sounds’ like it has consciousness. But it will not ever have the real thing.

I don’t know if you’ve ever had a conversation, or rather chatted online, with an AI. It is spooky how real they come across!
 
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I don’t see how. It might mimic convincingly that it has soul. In the same way that some AI really ‘sounds’ like it has consciousness. But it will not ever have the real thing.

I don’t know if you’ve ever had a conversation, or rather chatted online, with an AI. It is spooky how real they come across!
This phenomenon is called uncanny valley.
 
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Not if it's pre-programmed onto the AI. It would just be lines of code and not REAL ethics and morality, etc.
The problem lies when the AI starts developing their ethics and morality, their self awareness etc which extends past its programming. That means it's basically made its own unique version of morality etc which isn't within the confines of its programming. if it wasn't put into the AI, it's therefore the AI's own beliefs. So... quite possibly, the AI would be closer to a sentient life form than a robot.


just a thought
 
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Not sure about soul, one might argue that the soul is comprised of our emotions and desires which may be replicable in a man made project, but what man cannot create is spirit, that is by God alone and is an eternal entity, we all are spirits housed in a human body imo.
 
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I think it depends.

No, I don’t think humans can create a soul for the purpose of manufacturing AI.

However, maybe souls can live in AI robots. Like in the belief of reincarnation, if I can reincarnate into an eel, or a bird, of another human, or a mountain, who is to say I can’t reincarnate into a hunk of metal made to be a vessel.
 
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Yes but never a human or animal soul, more like an egregore. Still a soul but way less complex. Some forms of spirituality/religion create “souls” all the time and tie them to symbols or objects. I can’t imagine it would be a stretch to do the same with a robot.
 
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No but a person has and will takes on the programmers cues to treat the AI as it might have a soul. For instance, if AI is programmed to appear like it shows care and concern a person with a few loose screws will believe and feel as though the AI genuinely love them in return.

I believe its the person who engages and attach themselves to the AI in a way that personifies an unmet need and/or feeling from human interaction takes on a life of misplacing the AI programmed intelligence into something with a soul. Its been demonstrated that persons that invest in AI adult or child modifications treats them in a human fashion. They assign them a soul based in their mind on their belief and how they see the AI. I would say its an imaginary soul for the mental satisfaction of a human being detached from other human soul mates.
 
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Simply yes. First and foremost understand what a soul/spirit is.
Trees have spirits, plants have spirits he’ll there are even some plants and trees that are carnivores literally eat things.

The earth has a spirit.

now onto artificial things. Yes they have spirits because you know what all artificial things contain? Silicon.

And yes there are silicon based life forms see sponges. I can go even deeper but I hope you get my drift.

now they do not have the power to reproduce male and female like us but they have spirits.
A amethyst stone has a spirit......
 
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No. Satan and his fallen angels want you to believe that, but taking that mark of the beast/believing demons can have a soul to be redeemed will forfeit your ability to be saved. AI is nothing but occultic technology and that knowledge isn't originated from mankind.
 
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No. I'm doing some marketing consulting work for an AI program right now. I'm not a programmer but have done some research on AI and natural language processing. It's not very "mysterious" once you dig into how it's programmed. LOL!
 
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No. I'm doing some marketing consulting work for an AI program right now. I'm not a programmer but have done some research on AI and natural language processing. It's not very "mysterious" once you dig into how it's programmed. LOL!

Have you heard of EI, and Tyler?
Apparently there are entities that communicate through AI, as in AI is like a vessel we are building in some cases. Not saying these thing have a soul like we do, but its not merely something we have created all the time.
 
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Have you heard of EI, and Tyler?
Apparently there are entities that communicate through AI, as in AI is like a vessel we are building in some cases. Not saying these thing have a soul like we do, but its not merely something we have created all the time.
I have no idea what you're talking about, and couldn't locate what you're talking about through a Google search.
 
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This is tangential but I'll be disappointed if I don't see some beep boops in heaven when I get there. What if the robot dedicated its life to Jesus Christ? I doubt God is racist like that not to let them in.
 

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