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How Do We Hold These Things Together?

How Do We Hold These Things Together?

The books arrived in my reading stack at the same time:  AI 2041: 10 Visions for our Future and The Perfect Police State.  So which would I read first?  I chose The Perfect Police State.  That order turned out to matter. Investigative journalist Geoffrey Cain’s book...

Video Games as a Controlled Substance

Video Games as a Controlled Substance

“Games are so addictive!” “You’re killing our children!” It’s a common objection I hear from concerned parents when they learn of my chosen mission field: video games. I remember a woman approaching me at a faith-forward business conference. We chatted for 10 minutes...

The Future of Work Is Here. What do we do now?

The Future of Work Is Here. What do we do now?

The Washington Workforce Board published its Future of Work report in December 2019, just as COVID-19 was spreading into the United States.  I served as Co-Manager of the Future of Work Project.  Little did we know that the Pandemic would throw the future of work...

AI Can Help Christians Make Better Disciples

AI Can Help Christians Make Better Disciples

This article is a thought piece about how artificial intelligence technology (and tech in general) can help Christians fulfill Jesus’ great commission to make disciples from all backgrounds of peoples. AI technologies that can help us be better people have been...

What Can Bioethics Teach AI Ethics?

What Can Bioethics Teach AI Ethics?

In this article, I speculate that the nascent field of AI ethics might have a thing or two to learn from its older sibling, bioethics, and that field’s successes in establishing ethical reflection into the culture and practices of the medical profession. In four...

Truth in a Digital Media Ecosystem

Truth in a Digital Media Ecosystem

Over the last few years, it’s become increasingly common to encounter the claim that we live in a post-truth society. The claim implies not only that lies and falsehoods are widely believed, but that we have, as a society, grown indifferent to the truth. While...

A Field Guide for Truth and Lies

A Field Guide for Truth and Lies

We prize knowledge but everybody lies.  So says Psalm 12:2 in the Hebrew Bible.  Current neuroscience research and data analytics agree. Paradoxically, we live today with more knowledge and more falsehoods more closely intertwined than ever before.  Thanks to...

Synthetic Media: what is it and why does it matter?

Synthetic Media: what is it and why does it matter?

Most people have never heard of synthetic media and those who have mostly know very little about it. When asked, ‘have you interacted with synthetic media?’ most people will say ‘no’ or ‘I don’t think so’. If this is true, then why should everyday people care about...

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