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Seminary Unveils Humanoid Robot for Ethical Research

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by Jessica Martinez, The Christian Post

The Southern Evangelical Seminary unveiled its new humanoid robot Friday, making the Christian apologetics school the first seminary in the country to use a robot to study the ethics of emerging technology in artificial intelligence.

The NAO, pronounced “now,” robot is a 23-inch, programmable machine that will allow students and faculty to conduct research pertinent to bionics, human enhancement, transhumanism and nanotechnology.

“It is our desire to be on the leading edge of what is before our culture in all areas,” said Dr. Richard Land, SES president, in a statement. “It is in this way that we can influence church leadership and thereby impact what messages are being delivered to equip Christians to defend their faith at all costs.”

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