Artificial Intelligence (AI) · Imagination

Machines with Imagination

Imagination is a part of daily life. We use it successfully every day to avoid disaster, even with very minor actions. Imagining what can go wrong, we choose safer options. Of course some of us are better at this than others, but you get the point, don’t you? Imagination is essential to rationality. DeepMind is… Continue reading Machines with Imagination


Automation and Vocation

In November, The Verge published an article entitled “Automation threatens 800 million jobs, but technology could still save us, says report“. The report in question is from McKinsey Global Institute and includes data from over 45 countries with in-depth analysis of the US, China, Germany, Japan, India, and Mexico. What will be the real effect of… Continue reading Automation and Vocation

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

NY Times article: “How to Make A.I. That’s Good for People”

Thank you, Paul Lindsay, for sharing this article with me. I am adding it to our Resources page. The article by Fei-Fei Li raises questions about the rapidly developing field of AI and proposes three goals for making Artificial Intelligence human-centered. First, A.I. needs to reflect more of the depth that characterizes our own intelligence.… Continue reading NY Times article: “How to Make A.I. That’s Good for People”

Aging · Genetics

Aging, Genetics, and Eternal Life

We now understand far more about the process of aging than even a decade ago. Advances in genetics (especially around the role of telomeres) offer a pathway toward dramatically reducing the speed of aging in the decades to come. The phrase “eternal life” appears over forty times in the New Testament, but it clearly does… Continue reading Aging, Genetics, and Eternal Life

Fiction · Transhumanism

200th Anniversary of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

What does Frankenstein have to do with Evangelism and Vocation in a Post-Singularity World? Join us tomorrow morning, Sunday, March 4 to find out. We will look at this seminal fictional work that has embedded itself in western cultural imagination. What does the story represent that has given it such longevity? What themes continue to… Continue reading 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley