Posts by Jason Thacker

Where do we draw the line on hate speech?

In 2009, I was encouraged by some friends at work to join a new social media platform called Twitter. I remember watching a short promo video and hearing about how…

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A conversation with Dr. Carter Snead on public bioethics and the nature of humanity

In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Carter Snead, who serves as a professor of law and the director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame.

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A conversation with Dr. Jonathan Pennington about Jesus and Philosophy

In this episode, I’m joined by my friend, Dr. Jonathan Pennington, who’s an associate professor of New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Pennington holds a PhD in New Testament studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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Should Facial Recognition Be Used in Policing?

Often in a rush to deploy technological innovations, we fail to slow down and consider how technologies might have unintended consequences. This tendency to rush headlong into innovation, without adequate ethical reflection, is thankfully being recognized by computer scientists, corporate CEOs, and religious leaders alike.

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A conversation with Drs. James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky on science and morality

In this episode of WeeklyTech, I’m joined by Dr. James Davidson Hunter and Paul Nedelisky, both professors at the University of Virginia and we talk about the nature of science and morality based on their book, The Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundation of Morality from Yale University Press.

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Jason Thacker Chair of Research in Technology Ethics

Jason serves as chair of research in technology ethics at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is the author of "The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity" with Zondervan (March 2020). He is married to Dorie and they have two sons.