Book Reviews

Book Review of The Loop

Book Review of The Loop

Jacob Ward, an American journalist and technology correspondent for NBC News, reports on technology's social implications.  Unlike many "doom and gloom" perspectives of our technology future, which focus on Artificial General Intelligence and its eventual takeover in...

Review of Harris Bor’s Staying Human

Review of Harris Bor’s Staying Human

Harris Bor’s Staying Human: A Jewish Theology for the Age of Artificial Intelligence is a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature that reflects on our increasingly technologized world through a religious lens. Bor’s noteworthy contribution is to add a Jewish...

Reviewing Get Your Life Back & Resilient

Reviewing Get Your Life Back & Resilient

It was November of 2019 and I was in Colorado Springs for an event John Eldredge called “Homecoming”. He had a new book on the way and Homecoming was an early-access event. I’ve been following John Eldredge for many years now. Wild at Heart quite literally and...

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...

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...

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...

Review of Kate Crawford’s Atlas of AI

Review of Kate Crawford’s Atlas of AI

Among both those who are giddiest and those who are most terrified about technological change, there’s this phrase that gets thrown around a lot: technological singularity. The singularity, they say, is a point in the future—perhaps the near future?—when global...

Masters or Slaves? – Book Review

Masters or Slaves? – Book Review

Masters or Slaves? AI and The Future of Humanity asks a fundamental question in a crucial moment of human civilization. How will AI impact, and finally shape, humanity's future and, mainly, the humanity of the future? The author's background and experience in both...

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