While my focus during 2022-2023 will be on John the Baptist, I will continue to tinker away at my collaborative effort on the intersection of computer programming and ethics. This is a roundup of recent news on artificial intelligence and related topics. First, here is my appearance on the Souls in Soles podcast:
Due to my sabbatical I probably won’t be able to present at Starbase Indy this year – but you should! (The link goes to the form to propose a presentation). I will appear on the new Starbase Indy Podcast in May. In the meantime check out the episodes available so far if you haven’t already.
Also of related interest:
Review of Ken Derry and John Lyden’s excellent edited volume The Myth Awakens, the first to take a genuinely religious studies approach to Star Wars in this manner.
I’m going to need to watch Damon Lindelof’s new series Mrs. Davis which pits a nun against a powerful AI
Ithaka: a project using AI technology to restore and attribute ancient inscriptions. Nature had a video on this which is really worth watching (HT 3qd):
Gizmodo had articles on a robot cheetah, robot dogs (including their use guarding the ruins of Pompeii!), the AI drone “Ghost Bat,” a self-playing piano, Elon Musk’s ideas about singularity brain chips, and upgrades to E-Ink.
Robot surgeons are on this list of real technologies that “sound like sci-fi”