In the midst of the current Artificial Intelligence technological revolution, we find ourselves confronted with a dilemma. On one hand, AI offers incredible potential and benefits to society, facilitating advancements in various fields such as healthcare, communication, and transportation. On the other hand, there is growing concern about the development of AI systems that possess a level of intelligence and autonomy resembling that of human beings. The question arises: Could this be the “image” mentioned in Revelation 13:1-18?
In this passage of Scripture, the apostle John vividly describes a vision he received of a powerful and deceptive entity rising from the earth. This entity deceives the inhabitants of the earth, demanding their worship and marking them with its mark. The image of the beast represents a structure, a system that exerts influence and control over people’s lives. It is important for us to discern the times we live in and understand the potential implications of AI in light of biblical prophecy.
Now, let us assure you that we are not sharing this to instill fear or anxiety within you. Rather, my intention is to prepare you for the journey ahead, for we have been given specific prophetic instructions on how to navigate these times. In part one, we’ll look at “The A.I. Dilemma” and how it has completely changed its foundational methods, shifting into using language in a neural network that has caused A.I. technology to leap forward and hasn’t stopped leaping since!