AI and Faith Featured in NY Times Article

Friday, July 16, 2021.

AI and Faith was prominently featured in a New York Times article titled Can Silicon Valley Find God? by Linda Kinstler.

Linda interviewed a number of our Founding Member experts and related partners, over a half dozen of whom appear in the story, including our founder, David Brenner.

Here is a sample of quotes from the post.

Mr. Brenner thought the tech industry might find solutions to its moral and ethical corruption from the major world religions. . . . ‘The Fall: Can you know too much?  Bable: Can you try too hard?

 

By bringing together different and often opposing perspectives, AI and Faith is also modeling the kind of diverse coalition that its members would like to see replicated on a larger scale in the global AI community.

 

AI and Faith was formed as a “’bridge building’ organization that could act as a moderating force, an initiative intended to prevent tech workers from thinking they had to reinvent the wheel of human morality, and to help them resist the allure of unbounded profits.

 

At a basic level, the goal of AI and Faith and like-minded groups I came across in Toronto, San Francisco, London and elsewhere is to inject a kind of humility and historicity into an industry that has often rejected them both.

 

As we confront the question of what makes us human, let us not disregard the religions and spiritualities that make up our oldest kinds of knowledge.

Read the entire NY Times article here.

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