April 19, 2019

As we consider what might go wrong with AI, we also must consider what should go right. Read more

April 9, 2019

In light of Google’s dissolution of its external advisory group—barely a week after it was announced—are ethical agreements related to AI possible? Read more

March 21, 2019

Advances in automation and artificial intelligence require us to consider the future of work as well as why we work. Read more

March 4, 2019

Digital ethics discussions reveal important agreements as well as disagreements. How can our frameworks accommodate both? Read more

February 6, 2019

Last December, there was an opinions piece in the New York Times called “Internet Church Isn’t Really Church.” In it, the author, Laura Turner, talks about the rising trend of using internet-related technologies in the course of church work. Whether churches live-streaming services or sharing prayers over the web, or smartphone apps that connect parishioners by means of their devices, it seems that Turner is not a fan. Her critique, at heart, seems to be that such technologies encourage a... Read more

January 31, 2019

Digital literacy can help us confront fake fears and discern true hopes. Read more

January 15, 2019

Technology encompasses tools, techniques, and culture—it is material as well as formative. Read more

January 10, 2019

AIs were popular gifts this past Christmas. Some of them were of the barking, tail-wagging variety. Robot dogs are becoming a “thing”. At present, only the more expensive, high-end dogs are equipped with AI, but soon even inexpensive toy pets will become AI’s. Future Christmases are sure to bring more AI pets into more households every year. The shape of these future pets is uncertain, because technology is advancing on three fronts simultaneously: AI, robotics, and genetic engineering. Each is... Read more

January 6, 2019

The city is an autonomous and intelligent multi-agent system participating in new creation. Read more

December 27, 2018

I have been writing about The Robloxian Christians (TRC), a church that exists in the virtual world of Roblox. We first looked at the mission and then “reality” of TRC. Last time, we considered the extent to which a virtual congregation like TRC does not necessarily inhibit our relational nature, but can actually abet it. However, churches do not merely exist to provide us with a feeling of community. If that were the case, then “church” would be clubs, dinner... Read more

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