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WeeklyTech #18- 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.

WeeklyTech #16 – AI and the Christian’s Call to Engage

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Editor’s Note With today’s edition of WeeklyTech, we have officially been live for four months! Thank you for your continued support and space in your inbox. I would love to hear any feedback you have on the newsletter in order to make it better for you to begin each week. Is there an issue or aspect of technology that is of particular interest to you? Something that...

WeeklyTech #11 – AI and War

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Increasingly in new drone and surveillance systems, human knowledge and actions are augmented and soon might be sidelined altogether. Should we shirk our responsibility and pass authority onto these machines? For Christians, the complex conversation about how AI should be developed as weapons centers on a biblical understanding of human dignity and responsibility

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...

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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