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CategoryArtificial Intelligence

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...

2 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Affecting Our Families

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Here is an excerpt from my latest piece at Facts and Trends: “You’re using a new revolutionary piece of technology each day and might not even know it. I’m not talking about your smartphone or even the newest wearable device. I’m not talking about the latest laptop computer or even the tablet you just purchased. One of the most revolutionary technologies you encounter each day is artificial...

Why artificial intelligence can be a threat to human dignity

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About a month ago, Google announced a groundbreaking technology that it hopes will revolutionize the way humans interact with computers. Google Duplex was debuted at the Google I/O Developer Conference on May 8th in Mountain View, California. Duplex is a piece of artificial intelligence that can make phone calls for you. Google plans to release this technology to the public later this summer as a...

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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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