We are excited to welcome the following new Founding Experts to AI and Faith in December, including our first Founding Expert in continental Europe. They bring expertise in several important sectors around AI, including health records, business applications, cultural interpretation, and congregational engagement.
Gordon Bell is the CEO of MDCommerce, an innovative provider of health care practice management and IT, including AI for personalized medical treatment that will allow health care providers to run smarter businesses and deliver better patient care. Gordon has been active as a leader in healthcare information and practice management since 1990. He grew up as an American expatriate in India. He currently supports an innovative rural hospital and associated village clinics in Maharashtra and Telangana alongside his leadership of MDCommerce and is exploring the applicability of innovative AI-based records practices in such settings.
Dominique Grelet is vice president in charge of innovation at Atos, a global digital solution provider. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from CentraleSupelec engineering school in Paris. He has served in various position in Europe, Asia and the USA and is now based in Brussels where he leads the relationships with the European Union institutions. A Roman Catholic who has also been a board member or active attendee of churches from various Christian traditions (evangelical, Assemblies of God, Presbyterian, Anglican), Dominique received a canonical bachelor’s degree in theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris.
David Zvi Kalman, Ph.D, is a Fellow in Residence at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he writes and teaches about religion and technology. He received a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania with a dissertation on the relationship between Jewish history and the history of technology, and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania on medieval Islamic law. He writes in both academic and popular forums and has founded two media companies. Information about his work can be found at www.davidzvi.com.
Rev. Dr. Dan Peterson has been the pastor of Queen Anne Lutheran Church in Seattle since 2016. Prior to his arrival at Queen Anne Lutheran, he was an ordained Lutheran pastor in a specialized call to a teaching ministry as a professor in the humanities at Seattle University. In addition to his university-level teaching and publications, Pastor Dan has also presented nearly 500 adult forums in congregational settings. He most recently organized an adult education series on AI and ethics at Queen Anne Lutheran this fall which was featured in the Seattle Times’ series on AI in society. Pastor Dan holds a BA in English from Santa Clara University along with three graduate degrees in theology, the last of which is a PhD in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.