CategoryArtificial Intelligence

Why Big Tech Struggles with Ethics

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In April, Google made news yet again with the controversy surrounding the formation of an ethics board focused on artificial intelligence (AI). The board, tasked with the “responsible development of AI,” was to have eight members and meet four times over the course of 2019 to evaluate the ethical implications of AI development and to make recommendations to executives. But a week after the board...

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...

Rumors of AI Wars: Where Google and the Bible Agree

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Here is an excerpt from my article at Christianity Today on how an understanding of human dignity and responsibility belongs in the development of artificial intelligence for military uses: “Recently, Google hit the pause button on a military artificial intelligence project amidst thorny ethical questions raised by its own employees. Increasingly in new drone and surveillance systems, human...

A Haven for the Digital Age

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“Ordinary people may not understand artificial intelligence and biotechnology in any detail, but they can sense that the future is passing them by.” “In 2018 the common person feels increasingly irrelevant. Lots of mysterious terms are bandied about excitedly in ted Talks, at government think tanks, and at high-tech conferences—globalization, blockchain, genetic engineering, AI, machine...

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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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