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Why AI Needs Spirituality



April 13 & 14, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m, PDT Saturday and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. PDT Sunday - The Aspen Chapel presents Ilia Delia and A.I. As the Matrix in the Soul: Why the Future of A.I. is Bound Up with Evolution of Consciousness based on her 2020 book Re-Enchanting the Earth: Why AI Needs Spirituality. Register here.


"In this event, Ilia will unpack the problems and opportunities of Artificial Intelligence with the perspective that AI is the next step in the human evolutionary story. She sees that, as we use technology more and more to enhance life, we are entering a ‘trans-humanist’ phase of our development... This means that we are moving beyond our mere biology to use AI to assist us in our process of living."


  • What are the implications of this, and is there a way we can develop this that can enhance our ‘deep relationality’?

  • How can our spiritual understanding and the framework of values enable us to use this intelligence to bring greater peace and harmony to our world?

“AI is not the problem. We have to look at why we are developing it, and to what end”. ~ Ilia Delio

"Ilia argues that quantum physics and neuroscience are key elements informing our understanding of spirituality and the future of both the human race and our planet. She sees A.I. as being an extension of human intelligence, and a product of the soul. Therefore, the future of A.I. must be imbued with the spiritual values at the heart of our experience within the soul."


"Ilia Delio is known as a ‘Theologian Futurist’. She is a Franciscan Sister with Doctorates in Religion and Science, with interests in evolution, physics, and neuroscience and the importance of these for theology. She holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University and is the author of twenty books." She is the founder of the Center for Christogenesis.

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