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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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Down the YouTube Rabbit Hole (Attention Economy – Part II)

Down the YouTube Rabbit Hole (Attention Economy – Part II)

Ding. Ding. Ding. You’ve just picked today’s Jeopardy Daily Double. How much would you like to wager? . . . And here is your clue: Hannah Weinhold’s TV viewing habits and Jair Bolsonaro’s election as president of Brazil. And the question is . . . “What are two widely...

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Means and Ends for AI and for Faith

Means and Ends for AI and for Faith

Does religion say anything about artificial intelligence?

That is our essential question, isn’t it? AI and faith seem like opposites. Indeed, twenty months ago, our early Founding Members decided on this name to play off a sense of unlikely bed fellows. We set out to demonstrate that, in fact, these two ways of thinking pair well in the quest for human flourishing.

A lot has happened since we launched.

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Book Review: The Ethical Algorithm and A Human Algorithm

Book Review: The Ethical Algorithm and A Human Algorithm

Two buttoned-down AI scientists and a ‘can’t we all just get along?’ hippie walk into a bar . . .

OK, please forgive the click-bait opening sentence, but after reading these two very different books about the very same subject, I couldn’t help myself. Both books purport to address a compelling question: Given that algorithms increasingly control our lives, can they be designed to incorporate humane values up front — as opposed to simply seeking, after-the-fact, to regulate their dangerous outcomes?

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