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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...

The Christian Dilemma with The Social Dilemma

The Christian Dilemma with The Social Dilemma

Christians should pay attention to how technology affects their lives and the lives of those around them, but Netflix’s documentary, The Social Dilemma, is a flawed resource for those efforts. It misidentifies the problem, presents faulty evidence, and relies on fear...

Reflections on Technology and Social Justice

Reflections on Technology and Social Justice

In continuing recognition of the importance of the racial justice conversation for ethical AI in many applications, we are delighted to reprint with permission the following essay from July 7 on the All Things New.Tech blog created by our Founding Member Paul Taylor,...

Thinking Fast and Slow on the Time/Space Continuum

Thinking Fast and Slow on the Time/Space Continuum

Our ability to self-consciously “think about our thinking” is one of our species’ foundational distinctives.  Social psychology research over the past 40 years has up-ended our understanding of the way we think. It turns out we are much more likely to employ mental...

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