Not from The Onion:
Artificial intelligence and autonomous robots should be encouraged to become religious, a US reverend has said.
Reverend Christopher Benek, associate pastor of Providence Presbyterian Church in Florida, believes advanced forms of artificial intelligence should be welcomed into the Christian faith.
“I don’t see Christ’s redemption limited to human beings,” Benek said in an interview with the futurist Zoltan Istvan. “It’s redemption to all of creation, even AI.
“If AI is autonomous, then we should encourage it to participate in Christ’s redemptive purposes in the world.”