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Announcing my new book

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I am excited to announce that my new book, The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity, is now officially available for pre-order with most major book retailers. The book will release next March with Zondervan Publishers. I wrote it to help all of us navigate our digital age as we explore the social, moral, and ethical challenges of our ongoing interactions with artificial...

WeeklyTech #3 – DeepNudes and pornography

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Did you miss the the WeeklyTech newsletter today? Subscribe now at ERLC.com/tech. Is there an issue or aspect of technology that is of particular interest to you? Something that you are wondering about? Feel free to send any feedback, requests, or recommendations to Jason at weeklytech@erlc.com. How deepnudes reveal the pornifcation of technology What if there was some type of technology...

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...

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Jason Thacker

Jason serves as Associate Research Fellow and Creative Director 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.

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