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Brain Surveillance Pros and Cons

Brain Surveillance Pros and Cons

As EEG and fMRI "smartcaps" make their way into general use, Duke philosopher and law professor Nita Farahany says it's time to engage in a "battle for our brains." The 70,000 thoughts we have daily are becoming more and more transparent. It's time to fight for our...

Digitalisation from an Islamic Perspective

Digitalisation from an Islamic Perspective

A key purpose of AI&F is to identify AI ethics and values issues of particular importance to the faith traditions of members in our AI&F expert community.  We asked our Advisor Yaqub Chaudhary (AI, cognitive science and ethics) to provide an overview of such...

AI and the Breath of God

AI and the Breath of God

A claim for 'sentience' in a Google AI agent challenges us to ask: What is a person? The case of Blake Lemoine has the sound of a sci-fi film. In fact, it's a drama that's actually unfolding, signaling the start for real of the big debate we've known all along was...

The Apocalyptic Imagination:  AI in Human Flourishing

The Apocalyptic Imagination: AI in Human Flourishing

A Conversation in Faith with Michael Paulus "Artificial intelligence has become one of the most powerful and pervasive technologies in our lives," writes Michael Paulus in his just-published AI, Faith and the Future, a book he co-edited and co-authored with colleagues...

Can I Tell You a Story About Stories?

Can I Tell You a Story About Stories?

For many years I attended a church in Seattle whose senior pastor was a legendary preacher and Biblical scholar. The church doubled from 1,500 pew sitters to a peak of over 3,000 under his preaching. Invariably, the high point of a sermon came when he would rest his...

Investing from the doctrine of the Gospel

Investing from the doctrine of the Gospel

Guillaume d’Alançon is the Director of Communications for Aliter Invest, an investment fund founded by Archduke Imri of Austria to apply Catholic social justice principles in their investment strategies.  Both Archduke Imri and Mr.  d’Alançon were speakers  at the 5th...

A Series of Conversations Focused on Transhumanism

A Series of Conversations Focused on Transhumanism

Two Unitarian Universalist members of AI and Faith's Communications Team have launched a web platform to help UU congregations address the wide range of issues raised by technologies that increasingly link AI and the brain. Dan Forbush, a member of the UU Congregation...

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...

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