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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...

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...

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