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Talking about Dignity with AI

Talking about Dignity with AI

We're suddenly seeing a lot of promotions for "AI writers" -- research tools powered by Natural Language Processors like GPT-3 that can generate well-structured, perfectly serviceable and bland text. It has no personality, but it is grammatical and relevant to the...

#WhoWeAre Wednesday: Meet Katie Williamson

#WhoWeAre Wednesday: Meet Katie Williamson

For today’s #WhoWeAreWednesday we feature an interview with Katie Williamson. Katie is a contributing member of our media and technology team. Katie is a former senior associate consultant at Bain & Company. She is a master’s student at the MBAi program at...

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...

#WhoWeAre Wednesday: Meet Dr. William Barylo

#WhoWeAre Wednesday: Meet Dr. William Barylo

For today’s #WhoWeAreWednesday we feature an interview with Dr. William Barylo. William is a Research Fellow in Sociology at the University of Warwick working on Muslim lived experiences in Europe and North America, author of Young Muslim Change-Makers, director of...

#WhoWeAre Wednesday: Meet Dr. Cyrus P. Olsen III

#WhoWeAre Wednesday: Meet Dr. Cyrus P. Olsen III

For today’s #WhoWeAreWednesday we feature an interview with research and peoples fellow Dr. Cyrus P. Olsen III.  Cyrus’s research is multi-disciplinary and team-based; he works with colleagues in Uganda and the USA at the intersections of religion, medicine, and...

Welcome New Members – October 2022

Welcome New Members – October 2022

This month, we welcomed Leah Airt and Sharron Frammingham to the AI & Faith community. Both will be serving as contributing fellows. Their bios are below!   Leah Airt is an information professional with over 15 years of program management and leadership...

#WhoWeAre Wednesday: Meet Dr. Mark Graves

#WhoWeAre Wednesday: Meet Dr. Mark Graves

Today we feature an interview with Dr. Mark Graves. Dr. Graves is a research fellow at Fuller Theological Seminary and leads natural language processing (NLP) data science projects in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. He is also a member of the...

Louis Brandeis and the Brain-Computer Interface

Louis Brandeis and the Brain-Computer Interface

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the brain-computer interface (BCI) next June, we're learning as much as we can about the current state of the BCI. We're also exploring where these thought-reading technologies are taking us, asking experts to give us their best...

#WhoWeAre Wednesday Interview: Jane Compson

#WhoWeAre Wednesday Interview: Jane Compson

Today we feature an interview with Dr. Jane Compson. Dr. Compson is a professor of comparative religion and ethics at the University of Washington, Tacoma as well as a member of the AI&Faith research team. Her research and teaching focuses on applied ethics and...

#WhoWeAre Wednesday: Meet Dr. Robert Geraci

#WhoWeAre Wednesday: Meet Dr. Robert Geraci

Today we feature an interview with Dr. Robert Geraci. Dr. Geraci is a founding member of AI&Faith as well as a member of our research team. He is a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College and has written four books covering topics including religious...

#WhoWeAre: An Interview with Gretchen Huizinga

#WhoWeAre: An Interview with Gretchen Huizinga

Today, we feature an interview with AI and Faith board member and research fellow, Gretchen Huizinga. In the past, Gretchen has worked as a teacher, media producer, writer, adjunct professor, qualitative researcher, software product planner, and executive director of...

AI Ethics in a Post Turing Test World

AI Ethics in a Post Turing Test World

  In July of this year, Google engineer, Blake Lemoine, broke his confidentiality agreement with his employer by publishing his conversation with LaMDA, an artificial intelligence entity (or bot) that he and his colleagues created. It has been reported that he...

A Day to Honor Our Machines

A Day to Honor Our Machines

Unitarian Universalism and Hinduism have much in common. Most centrally, we agree that "there is a unity at the core of religious diversity," says the Unitarian Universalist Association's web site.   "God can be experienced in many forms, with many faces, but...

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...

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