The Age of AI

Are robots going to take my job? How are smartphones affecting my kids? Do I need to worry about privacy when I get online or ask Siri for directions?

‘The Social Dilemma’ and the Bigger Dilemma

A few weeks ago after my wife and I put our boys to sleep, we pulled up the new Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma.” Featuring a number of noted authors, scholars, tech leaders, and activists, the film helps explain the growing influence of algorithmic technology, especially in social media.

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Social media and expert culture

Throughout my childhood many saw me as a very confident young man. I was typically up front and vocal about things, confidently asserting my knowledge, skill, and abilities even if I did so with a subdued confidence. I grew up thinking I needed to prove myself in order to be loved, and that desire was often projected through my achievements.

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Should Facial Recognition Be Used in Policing?

Earlier this year, The New York Times broke the story and raised public awareness of a little-known facial recognition startup called Clearview AI, which sells their controversial technology to more than 600 law enforcement agencies and police units around the nation. CEO Hon…

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WeeklyTech Podcast Roundup

This month marks seven months of the WeeklyTech Podcast. Thanks to all who have tuned in so far. It’s been an honor to be a part of equipping you to navigate some of the challenges around technology that you and your family face each day.

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You Can Map Our Faces, but You Can’t Steal Our Souls

In December of last year, the New York Times ran an article chronicling yet another authoritarian abuse of technology to oppress a minority people group in China. At times, it feels like the Chinese regime relishes these types of revelations because it gives them more reason to flaunt their power over the weak and remind the world of how they define morality and liberty down.

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What do we do with information overload?

I am often struck at how prophetic many older books on technology are in light of our modern debates over technology and the role of social media in our lives. It is far too easy to believe that many of the problems we face today are completely new and have no historical background or insight.

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A conversation with Dr. Pennington about Jesus and Philosophy

Dr. Jonathan Pennington, associate professor of New Testament Interpretation and director of research doctoral studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary joins me to talk about his latest book Jesus the Great Philosopher: Rediscovering the Wisdom Needed for the Good Life and how philosophy connects to our everyday lives.

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A conversation with Dr. Daniel Strand about AI, ethics, and warfare

Dr. Daniel Strand, Assistant Professor of Ethics at USAF Air War College and contributing editor at Providence Magazine, joins me to talk about AI, ethics, and warfare. We discuss just war tradition, autonomous weapons, and what these things mean for us today.

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