AI and Faith is a cross-spectrum consortium of faith communities and academic institutions. Its mission is to bring the fundamental values of the world’s major religions into the emerging debate on the ethical development of Artificial Intelligence and related technologies.

Faith communities, faith-related institutions, and universities in technology-centric regions like Seattle are home to many professionals, scientists, theologians, ethicists, teachers of religion, and other thought leaders who are stakeholders in the evolution of AI. AI and Faith exists as a channel for faith-based perspectives to help shape the development of AI in ways that are deeply ethical and life-affirming.

AI and Faith is also a research organization focused on better understanding the relationship between sacred texts and the millennia of additional commentary on ethics in everyday life, government, and business. We seek to better align faith-based wisdom to inform the dialog on the development in ethical AI.

We focus on how to ensure the flourishing of humanity in a world of technology while protecting and promoting:

 

The worth of human life and dignity of every individual

Societal justice and meaningful community

Liberty and choice


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AI&F’s Evolving Leadership

AI&F’s Evolving Leadership

AI and Faith is approaching the fifth year anniversary of its launch and four years as a corporation. Three years ago this month we started publishing our monthly digital Newsletter.  Just in the past year, we’ve got a lot to celebrate, including: global publicity...

An Interview with Dr. Philip Butler

An Interview with Dr. Philip Butler

Dr. Philip Butler is Assistant Professor of Theology and Black Posthuman Artificial Intelligence Systems at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.  Professor Butler is also a panelist for the program “AI and Religion in 2041” organized by AI&F for the AI...

Brain Surveillance Pros and Cons

Brain Surveillance Pros and Cons

As EEG and fMRI "smartcaps" make their way into general use, Duke philosopher and law professor Nita Farahany says it's time to engage in a "battle for our brains." The 70,000 thoughts we have daily are becoming more and more transparent. It's time to fight for our...

AI&F Expert Community passes the Century Mark

AI&F Expert Community passes the Century Mark

Once again this month, AI and Faith welcomes a diverse array of new experts who promise to be great additions to our mission to “identify, connect, encourage and equip” sophisticated faith perspectives on AI ethics.  Here are short biographies of our new experts...

AI&F Essential “Connecting/Equipping” Teams Coalescing Strongly

AI&F Essential “Connecting/Equipping” Teams Coalescing Strongly

The leadership recruiting drive we announced back in May is paying rich dividends as our essential Contributing Fellow and Member Teams achieve critical mass under newly identified leaders. New opportunities are becoming apparent for our Research Fellows, especially...

Reviewing Get Your Life Back & Resilient

Reviewing Get Your Life Back & Resilient

It was November of 2019 and I was in Colorado Springs for an event John Eldredge called “Homecoming”. He had a new book on the way and Homecoming was an early-access event. I’ve been following John Eldredge for many years now. Wild at Heart quite literally and...

AI and Faith Focus on Tech Ethicists in the UK

AI and Faith Focus on Tech Ethicists in the UK

Our AI&F Advisor Scott Hawley (physics, technology and ethics) is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Belmont University in Nashville, where he teaches physics to audio engineering students. And of course, being in Nashville he plays music on...

Digitalisation from an Islamic Perspective

Digitalisation from an Islamic Perspective

A key purpose of AI&F is to identify AI ethics and values issues of particular importance to the faith traditions of members in our AI&F expert community.  We asked our Advisor Yaqub Chaudhary (AI, cognitive science and ethics) to provide an overview of such...

AI and Faith Welcomes Seven New Experts to our Community!

AI and Faith Welcomes Seven New Experts to our Community!

We’re excited this month to welcome a tremendous group of new experts to our community.  They are filling key roles for us in areas such as corporate ethics and Faith ERGs, law, psychiatry and neuroscience, and finance.  They also help continue to diversify our...

AI and the Breath of God

AI and the Breath of God

A claim for 'sentience' in a Google AI agent challenges us to ask: What is a person? The case of Blake Lemoine has the sound of a sci-fi film. In fact, it's a drama that's actually unfolding, signaling the start for real of the big debate we've known all along was...

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“Ultimately, a global conversation about ethical principles for artificial intelligence will require an even bigger tent. There will need to be seats at the table not only for technologists, governments, NGOs, and educators, but for philosophers and representatives of the world’s many religions.” Brad Smith, President, Microsoft from his book Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age

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