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Why Tech Matters for the Epic Stories of Life

Why Tech Matters for the Epic Stories of Life

After we’ve sheltered ourselves from the elements and replenished our bodies’ demands for food and drink, out come the stories.  It has been ever thus – whether the story was about the bison hunt, the troubadour’s tale, or the outrageous thing you saw on Facebook...

Video Games as a Modern Apologetic

Video Games as a Modern Apologetic

What do you know about video games, and perhaps more importantly, what do you suspect? Did you know they are the most consumed form of entertainment in the world? The combined hours go far beyond those spent watching TV or movies, to say nothing of reading. Did you...

A Dharma Perspective on Artificial Intelligence

A Dharma Perspective on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence has become the foundation for what is called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. No doubt, this will bring amazing benefits to humanity, just as the previous industrial revolutions did, and much has been written on this aspect, almost portraying...

The Benevolence of Big God

The Benevolence of Big God

I read Dr. Eric Stoddard’s piece with abundant gratitude for the ways in which he brought a serious theological analysis to the morality of our increasingly surveilled world. I was particularly struck by two of his assertions regarding the way in which religious...

The Relational Turn in Digital Ethics

The Relational Turn in Digital Ethics

The Pew Research Center recently published a report of what experts think the “new normal” will be in 2025. The unsurprising “broad and nearly universal view is that people’s relationship with technology will deepen as larger segments of the population come to rely...

Empowering faith communities with AI translation tools

Empowering faith communities with AI translation tools

I created spf.io, an AI-powered translation tool, for two reasons. The first was my grandma. My family left a church over some serious divisions and were searching for a new one. It was especially challenging to find one my grandma could belong to because of her...

Forecast for AI&F in our Third Year:  Feeling SAFE!

Forecast for AI&F in our Third Year: Feeling SAFE!

Hospitals are flooded with pandemic patients amidst a slow vaccine rollout, a motley crew of rioters invades the Capitol, the Russians deeply hack federal agencies and major corporations.  A hard start to 2021 – we just want to be safe! That’s true for AI&F, too,...

Three Books for Three Questions

Three Books for Three Questions

I check out quite a few books from public and university libraries.  Often I have to reserve and wait for popular titles or books on popular subjects.  I love it when, without a particular plan, books I have reserved show up at the same time and end up complementing...

The Pivot Projects: The Work and the Movement

The Pivot Projects: The Work and the Movement

The email from Colin Harrison, one of the three leads on the Pivot Projects, came on April 4, 2020.  Colin is a long-time friend and IBM Distinguished Engineer (retired, albeit in name only). The opening words read: “Dear Debbie:  I hope this finds you and Richard in...

Is Social Media an Outrage?

Is Social Media an Outrage?

Editor's Note: While all of our other features are original to us, this post yesterday by Founding Member Paul Taylor of AllThingsNew.tech was so on point that we are producing it here in full with Paul’s permission. Is there really a secret Silicon Valley bunker...

Can Facebook’s business model be redeemed?

Can Facebook’s business model be redeemed?

As a platform Facebook has helped connect people across the world with updates, photos, videos, stories, groups, and more. As a business, it monetizes users’ attention and data about their online behavior and personal interests by selling it to third parties that want...

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