In AI and Faith’s second year, we are emphasizing further connections through participation and attendance at conferences around the United States.
Our web content editor and key contributor Tim Weinhold will be attending We Robot 2019 at the University of Miami on April 12-14. We Robot, in its eighth year, is the leading multidisciplinary program on law and policy relating to human and robot interaction. https://robots.law.miami.edu/2019/
David Brenner, our board president, will be attending two conferences in April. Bible Tech 2019, to be held in Seattle on April 11-12, at the Seattle Convention Center, will feature 25 experts in the fields of Bible translations, tech, and the publishing industry. https://faithlife.com/bibletech-conference/activity Among them will be Jason Thacker of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, who will be speaking on AI trends relating to Bible translation and use. Jason is a strong new connection for us who is in the final stage of completion of a book on AI as it relates to faith issues, to be published later this year by Zondervan.
David will also be attending Q Ideas 2019 in Nashville on April 24-26. The Q Ideas Conference is about the state of American culture and the complexity of our changing society, featuring 9 and 18 minute talks by thought leaders and stories from change-makers, with structured opportunity for interaction. http://conference.qideas.org/
Founding Member Linda Ranz attended the annual New York Times-sponsored New Work Summit in Half Moon Bay, California in February and the Amazon MARS Conference in Las Vegas this month. Both of these invitation-only conferences were a terrific opportunity for Linda to interact with leading figures around the transformative impact of AI and related technologies. The New Work Summit concerned AI impacts on the work place, include job retraining and replacement, and featured top venture capitalists, C.E.O.s, policymakers, entrepreneurs, social scientists and others. NYT journalists created a special 8-page section in the New York Times the following Sunday covering the subjects discussed in the conference and summaries of key speakers. The MARS Conference is considered to be on the forefront of AI-empowered technologies.
The MARS Conference will be reprised for a public audience in Las Vegas on June 4-7 as ReMARS, when David Brenner is registered to attend.”