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 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...

AI and Faith Programs Team Targets 10 New Potential Conferences for 2023

AI and Faith Programs Team Targets 10 New Potential Conferences for 2023

Contributing Fellows and Members are the backbone of AI&F’s mission to “identify, connect, encourage and equip” experts with faith perspectives on AI ethics.  They serve and work through four Teams:  Editorial, Programs, Communications and Networking.  Each Team...

Interview with Milind Makwana, Leader in PayPal’s Believe ERG

Interview with Milind Makwana, Leader in PayPal’s Believe ERG

We’re delighted to welcome Milind Makwana as a new AI and Faith Advisor for AI product development and Faith ERGs.  Milind is joining us as a result of his participation in the recent National Faith ERG Conference in Washington, DC.  Milind is a senior technical...

Book Review of “The Shame Machine”

Book Review of “The Shame Machine”

In her new book, “The Shame Machine,” the author and mathematician Cathy O'Neil (also the author of the wonderful “Weapons of Math Destruction”) discusses the “shame industry,” its creators and proponents, and what can be done about it. O'Neil argues that shame, once...

The Apocalyptic Imagination:  AI in Human Flourishing

The Apocalyptic Imagination: AI in Human Flourishing

A Conversation in Faith with Michael Paulus "Artificial intelligence has become one of the most powerful and pervasive technologies in our lives," writes Michael Paulus in his just-published AI, Faith and the Future, a book he co-edited and co-authored with colleagues...

AI and Faith Welcomes New Advisor and Four Contributing Members

AI and Faith Welcomes New Advisor and Four Contributing Members

We are delighted to welcome a new distinguished Advisor in the area of faith/work integration and four new Contributing Members in the US and Mexico who are joining our Contributing Fellow/Member Content, Programs and Communications Teams.   Marsie Sweetland...

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...

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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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