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What is augmented reality?

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Imagine a world where you see the price of any item hovering above it or even someone’s personal information in a menu beside their head as you meet for lunch. You would never forget a name or a birthday. These are examples of augmented reality (AR). AR is a new tool that utilizes various forms of artificial intelligence (AI) to capture and process data from a host of cameras to reconstruct our...

Why Robot Commercials Creep Us Out

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Here is an excerpt from my latest article at The Gospel Coalition: You might have noticed a recent trend in commercials: robots. It was a noticeable theme among Super Bowl ads this year. From Intuit’s RoboChild to SimpliSafe’s robopocalypse, these ads are playing on growing fears about technology and the rise of artificial intelligence: fears about losing jobs, feeling unsafe, being outsmarted...

What is a deepfake?

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You’re probably familiar with the viral video series called “Bad Lip Reading,” where people ranging from the president of the United States to the Super Bowl MVP “say” some of the craziest things. These video dubs have the audio replaced and then aligned with the lip motion of the speaker—and are obviously fake. But there is a newer AI technology that allows someone to not only replace the voice...

Christians, social media, and (in)civility

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We live in a world saturated with information and news. We have more information at our fingertips at this very moment—with our smartphones, email inboxes, and 24-hour cable news—than entire generations in the past could access in a lifetime. There are many God-glorifying benefits to this access, but in this age of social media, we often prize immediacy over accuracy, and tribes over...

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Jason serves as the creative director and associate research fellow at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee and Southern Seminary. He writes and speaks on topics including human dignity, technology, and artificial intelligence. His new book on AI and human dignity releases in 2020 with Zondervan. He is married to Dorie and they have two sons.

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