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AI and Faith Welcomes Four New Experts

Kenneth Cukier (Advisor) is the Deputy Executive Editor at The Economist, following two decades at the paper as a foreign correspondent, technology writer, data editor and commentary editor. He is the coauthor of the bestselling book “Big Data” with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, which was translated into over 20 languages, and “Framers” on AI and mental models, with Viktor and Francis de Véricourt. Previously Kenn was the Technology Editor of the Wall Street Journal Asia in Hong Kong and worked at the International Herald Tribune in Paris. He was a research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and an associate fellow at Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Kenn was a board director of Chatham House in 2016-22 and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He attends the Quaker Meeting House in Richmond, England.

Christina Li (Advisor) has sat on the boards of arts, faith-based, and diversity and inclusion organizations. As someone who cares deeply about the dignity and development of each person, Christina is most concerned about ways artificial intelligence may supplant or confuse the role religion and spiritual practice may play in the flourishing of human souls. Currently on leave from the U.S. Department of State, Christina is currently researching the intersection of artificial intelligence, society, and law. While in government, Christina served as an expert on the intersection of religion and foreign policy, liaising with religious organizations and leaders. She also works on human rights and mass atrocities issues, managing a total of more than $70 million in programs through the span of her career. Christina holds degrees from Stanford and Oxford Universities, as well as the University of California at San Diego, in economics, international human rights law, and international development respectively.

James Poulter (Advisor) is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vixen Labs, Europe’s leading full-service Voice Agency specializing in Conversational AI. He also founded Poulter Ventures and is an advisor to the Church of England's digital board. As Principal Advisor, he shares his insights on integrating Conversational AI technologies into various industries, ensuring ethical and responsible AI practices. As a part-time Start-Up Advisor for Strategy & Innovation at Impact Central since 2020, James offers guidance to social impact start-ups and scale-ups dedicated to creating businesses that contribute positively to society and the environment. Previously his experience included roles at LEGO and Edelman and Ogilvy. Poulter holds a Bachelors in Radio Production, Media Studies from University of Westminster and a Executive Program in Leadership and Management, Organizational Leadership from the Leadership College London.

Sreevas Sahasranamam (Advisor) is a Professor at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK. He is also an Expert Mentor with the World Economic Forum, Board Member of CEIS Group. Previously he was Co-Chair of the G20 Startup Task Force on Sustainability and Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde. His research focuses on understanding the enablers of innovations/start-ups tackling UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). When he is not talking about entrepreneurship and innovation, he engages with understanding Indian cultural history and Hindu faith practices. As a volunteer at the Hindu Temple of Scotland, he co- hosts a podcast called Clyde Samvada that talks about Hindu temple practices, cultural traditions, spirituality and its intersections with contemporary thought Sahasranamam holds a B.Tech in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation from College of Engineering Trivandrum, and a PhD in Strategic Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode as well as Christ Nagar Senior Secondary School and Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College.

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