Escuchar a estos dos jóvenes peruanos me da mucha esperanza en cuanto al futuro. El racismo es un problema mundial, y requiere el esfuerzo de muchísima gente enfrentarlo, pero si hablamos con franqueza y honestidad, podemos lograr cambios reales.
This week I was introduced to an article from the New York Times entitled “Our Culture of Contempt“, written by Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank based in Washington DC. While I am not a fan of the institute, this article is particularly relevant to what is happening… Continue reading Our Culture of Contempt
“Developing safe and beneficial technology requires more than technical expertise — it requires a well-rounded education and the ability to understand other perspectives” (Tucker Davey). In May of this year (2018), Tucker Davey interviewed Yan Zang, one of the founders of SPARC—the Summer Program in Applied Rationality and Cognition. The interview is published at the Future… Continue reading Shaping the New Generation of AI Researchers to be Ethical Leaders
What does one do when national policy runs against the obvious intent of the gospel? How should Christians respond when our faith is used to justify injustice? This comic from the Seattle Times captures poignantly the crisis of faith created when national leaders use scripture to justify secular policy decisions. Our Attorney General has publicly… Continue reading Out of Touch with Jesus
I am looking forward to a stimulating discussion this Sunday of ethical issues raised in movies through portrayals of artificial intelligence. Karin Mills will lead the discussion focusing on movies that are among her favorites. Come ready for to participate! From Short Circuit and Blade Runner through the Terminator movies and even in very recent films,… Continue reading Science Fiction: Artificial Intelligence at the Movies
In July of last year, Wired magazine published an article on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and it’s use in military applications (“AI Could Revolutionize War as much as Nukes“). The article discusses both the increasing threat autonomous weapons will pose and the need for diplomatic work to limit their use. Others have raised the question of… Continue reading Join us this Sunday for a discussion of Values, Ethics, and Artificial Intelligence
In a sharp departure from what we have done for the last two Sundays, this Sunday’s class will focus on two passages from the Bible. The point of this departure is to stimulate discussion of the kinds of ethical thinking that might guide the church as we move forward into the new reality that automation… Continue reading Sunday, February 4, 2018