2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

Taught by John C. Lennox

In response to recent popular accounts, scientist and philosopher John Lennox offers a Christian perspective on humanity's future with technological enhancement, bioengineering, and AI. Here is a thought-provoking, controversial, balanced, and engaging account of the problems raised by AI and the atheist conception of what it means to be human.

Course Details

  • 13 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 4 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

12 Month Access
$179.99 USD

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Course Description

How many times a day do you ask a digital assistant for help? But do we ever consider how the increased incorporation of AI into our lives will affect our individual and corporate privacy, the security of our jobs, our freedom? Are we doomed to the grim dystopia imagined in George Orwell’s 1984?

In the 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity online course, scientist and philosopher John C. Lennox introduces you to a kaleidoscope of ideas: the key developments in technological enhancement, bioengineering, and, in particular, artificial intelligence. You will discover the current capacity of AI, its advantages and disadvantages, the facts and the fiction, as well as potential future implications. Lennox argues that our worldview will have serious implications for any future AI and how it interacts with humanity. The 2084 course shows how the Christian worldview, when properly understood, can provide evidence-based, credible answers that will bring real hope for the future of humanity.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • Deeper insight into questions of artificial intelligence and how it affects your life today
  • Understanding of the past, present, and possible future developments of AI
  • Familiarity with the technological concept of a super-intelligent Homo Deus, and how the biblical view shows Jesus as the true Homo Deus
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

John C. Lennox

PhD, DPhil, DSc

John C. Lennox is professor of mathematics (emeritus) at the University of Oxford, fellow in mathematics and the philosophy of science, and pastoral adviser at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He is author of numerous books on science and the big questions, as well as the intellectual defense of Christianity. He has lectured extensively around the world and has debated many public intellectuals and cultural commentators that include Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Peter Singer, among others.

Course Outline

  • Unit 1 - Mapping Out the Territory

  • Unit 2 - First Big Question: Where Do We Come From?

  • Unit 3 - Second Big Question: Where Are We Going?

  • Unit 4 - Narrow Artificial Intelligence: The Future Is Bright?

  • Unit 5 - Narrow AI: Perhaps the Future Is Not So Bright After All?

  • Unit 6 - Upgrading Humans

  • Unit 7 - Artificial General Intelligence: The Future Is Dark?


  • Unit 8 - The Genesis Files: What Is a Human Being?

  • Unit 9 - The Origin of the Human Moral Sense

  • Unit 10 - The True Homo Deus

  • Unit 11 - Future Shock: The Return of the Man Who Is God

  • Unit 12 - Homo Deus in the Book of Revelation

  • Unit 13 - The Time of the End



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