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Ai and Faith: Reflections on 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019

Ai and Faith: Reflections on 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019

AI and Faith: Looking Back on 2018 Change is in the wind for Big Tech in 2019 after significant societal concerns in 2018 reversed the flow of disruption back on to the Disruptors.  While significant advances continued in data capture, predictive analytics, deep...

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Why ‘AI and Faith’: The Tension Between Materialism and Faith

Why ‘AI and Faith’: The Tension Between Materialism and Faith

In his provocative book, The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers and the Future of Humanity, Byron Reese inadvertently provides answers to a question for which answers are neither easy nor obvious: ‘why AI and faith’? AI resides, after all, (largely) in the realm of science and, more specifically, in the realm of (big) data. It is necessarily about algorithms and logic and rationality. It occupies the other end of the spectrum, seemingly, from faith — from things that are subjective, intangible, and unprovable.

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Fake News

Fake News

Drowning in Fake News and Bias In (even reasonably) normal times, Alex Jones would be the poster boy, par excellence, for fake news. On his Infowars website, and in a blizzard of social media, Mr. Jones has zealously promoted an alternative theory regarding what took...

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Book Review:  Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots

Book Review: Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots

For those drawn to the ‘sex and robots’ topic of Kate Devlin’s new book, the large majority will come away disappointed. Why? Mostly because Devlin is an academic. Her book is a broad survey of the field (actually, of several fields), often reporting on the work of...

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Book Review:  LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media

Book Review: LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media

P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking, authors of LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media, have a premise that is at once remarkable and patently obvious: social media rules the world — and not for good. As they put it in their introduction: “This is a book about how...

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