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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A Review of Following Jesus in a Digital Age by Jason Thacker

A Review of Following Jesus in a Digital Age by Jason Thacker

Jason Thacker’s Following Jesus in a Digital Age (B&H Publishing, 2022) grapples with how our relationship with technology can influence our faith, and provides a framework for how Christians can engage with others online. For Christians who have not read The Age...

#WhoWeAre: An Interview with Gretchen Huizinga

#WhoWeAre: An Interview with Gretchen Huizinga

Today, we feature an interview with AI and Faith board member and research fellow, Gretchen Huizinga. In the past, Gretchen has worked as a teacher, media producer, writer, adjunct professor, qualitative researcher, software product planner, and executive director of...

AI Ethics in a Post Turing Test World

AI Ethics in a Post Turing Test World

  In July of this year, Google engineer, Blake Lemoine, broke his confidentiality agreement with his employer by publishing his conversation with LaMDA, an artificial intelligence entity (or bot) that he and his colleagues created. It has been reported that he...

A Day to Honor Our Machines

A Day to Honor Our Machines

Unitarian Universalism and Hinduism have much in common. Most centrally, we agree that "there is a unity at the core of religious diversity," says the Unitarian Universalist Association's web site.   "God can be experienced in many forms, with many faces, but...

Review of Harris Bor’s Staying Human

Review of Harris Bor’s Staying Human

Harris Bor’s Staying Human: A Jewish Theology for the Age of Artificial Intelligence is a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature that reflects on our increasingly technologized world through a religious lens. Bor’s noteworthy contribution is to add a Jewish...

Reflect on Faith and Work

Reflect on Faith and Work

As we head into Labor Day weekend in the US, we want to once again highlight the excellent videos made by our own AI&Faith contributing fellow William Barylo. Each video discusses different aspects of faith/work integration, a topic near and dear to our hearts. If...

How to Engage with AI and Faith Under our New Leaders

How to Engage with AI and Faith Under our New Leaders

We’re delighted that the leadership opportunities and needs we identified last spring are continuing to be met with energetic and able volunteers and a new contracted Coordinator to help us direct communications flow, Lewis Going, as Board Chair David Brenner heads...

AI, Protein Folding, and the ‘Interdependent Web’

AI, Protein Folding, and the ‘Interdependent Web’

Can AI help us make more virtuous choices? Can it make us more heroic? More creative? More compassionate? More oriented to our community's well-being? To our world's well-being?  It's worth asking. In the last of our Seven Principles in Unitarian Universalism, we...

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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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