Following our very successful participation in the National Faith ERG Conference in Washington DC in May, we are delighted to accept the invitation of the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation (RFBF) to participate with them in their Dare to Overcome international conference in New Delhi, India in September 2023. Our Programs Team is excited about this as an opportunity to engage our informal partners in our “Network of Networks” and directly apply the global scope and reach of Faith ERGs working in technology companies that was the subject of our second panel at the DC Conference.
We anticipate a day and a half program of panels and speakers on the relevancy of faith beliefs and values to foundational questions of AI ethics, combining multidisciplinary perspectives with a cross spectrum of major faith traditions. Our Programs Team welcomes proposals for framing approaches, program topics, and speakers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are examples of other organizations and networks in addition to RFBF with whom we expect to reach out in planning this conference:
- Other partners in the Partnership on AI which has recently admitted us among their newest partners. Our director and Advisor Lewis McMurran and our Research Fellow Mark Graves are our direct connections to the Partnership.
- The Belief at Work nonprofit leadership forum for Faith ERGs recently created by Marsie Sweetland, our Advisor for Faith ERGs and founder herself of FaithConnect ERG at Equinix and directly with leaders of Faith ERGs
- The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture whose mission is to “foster relations between the Holy See and the realm of human culture” and the Pontifical Academy for Life, with its Rome Call for AI Ethics. Several of our Research Fellows, Contributing Fellows and Advisors have connections to these major participants in the AI ethics conversation.
- The G20 Interfaith Forum Working Group on Research and Innovation for Science, Technology and Infrastructure . Our Research Fellow Robert Geraci is a member.
- The Homo Responsibilis Initiative in the UK and EU, led by our Advisor Trish Shaw, Beyond Reach Consulting, Ltd.
- The Digital Public Square Project at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Conference, led by our Advisor Jason Thacker.
- The Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence whose mission is to “explore the benefits as well as the challenges raised by artificial intelligence (AI) in light of the enduring truth of human exceptionalism.”
- The Kirby Laing Center for Public Theology at Cambridge, whose mission is Christian scholarship and public theology, rooted in spirituality and practiced in community, for the glory of God and the flourishing of the church and world.”
- Our informal media partner, Christianity Today