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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Book Review on AI, Faith, and the Future

Book Review on AI, Faith, and the Future

AI, Faith, and the Future (forthcoming late May) is a collection of scholarly essays authored by members of a multidisciplinary research group on ethical and theological reflections about Artificial Intelligence at Seattle Pacific University.  The intent of the...

AI and Faith Brings Diversity of Expertise to Partnership on AI

AI and Faith Brings Diversity of Expertise to Partnership on AI

  AI and Faith is excited to join the Partnership on AI (PAI), see PAI's full announcement below. Continuing our mission of bringing together diverse voices to ensure responsible development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)...

AI&F Is Recruiting for Key Roles as Leaders and Connectors

AI&F Is Recruiting for Key Roles as Leaders and Connectors

To connect, encourage and equip AI and Faith’s rapidly growing expert community and “Network of Networks,” we are seeking volunteers to serve alongside our 18 Contributing Fellows and Officers, in a variety of roles including: Executive Director (interim / acting)...

Can I Tell You a Story About Stories?

Can I Tell You a Story About Stories?

For many years I attended a church in Seattle whose senior pastor was a legendary preacher and Biblical scholar. The church doubled from 1,500 pew sitters to a peak of over 3,000 under his preaching. Invariably, the high point of a sermon came when he would rest his...

Interview with Brian Brock: AI and Transformation

Interview with Brian Brock: AI and Transformation

Expanding Our "Social Imagination" Brian Brock is AI and Faith’s Advisor on ethics and disability.  As the author of the pathbreaking Christian Ethics In a Technological Age and holder of an endowed chair in Moral and Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen's...

AI&F’s Mission Evolves with Rapid Growth in Faith Perspectives on AI

AI&F’s Mission Evolves with Rapid Growth in Faith Perspectives on AI

Each month we are seeing more and more articles and books about the impact of Artificial Intelligence on our lives.  Increasingly, faith perspectives are appearing.  Two cases in point:  the publication in January of Religious Transhumanism and Its Critics and this...

Review of The Life We’re Looking For

Review of The Life We’re Looking For

Andy Crouch’s new book The Life We’re Looking For made me cry…twice. In the spirit of full disclosure it’s not uncommon for a movie, play, or even a novel to choke me up but for a non-fiction treatise to bring me to tears is indeed a rare thing. Add to this the fact...

An Interview with Mark Graves on The Making of Moral AI

An Interview with Mark Graves on The Making of Moral AI

When we host a Conversation in Faith, we now ask experts to ease into our subject with a reading that's relevant to the discussion that will shortly follow. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the...

War and Technology: Should Data Consider Who Lives? Who dies?

War and Technology: Should Data Consider Who Lives? Who dies?

When the ethical implications of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) are discussed in the military context, the conversation more often than not centers on lethal autonomous weapons systems or LAWS. While this is, of course, an interesting...

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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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