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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

Should you be concerned about facial recognition technology?

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Imagine a society where a criminal could be tracked down almost immediately by police and taken into custody, all by using his face as identification. Or a world where you no longer need to carry your ID card, insurance information, or even your credit or debit cards because you could pay for your meal using facial recognition, as many do today in the eastern city of Hangzhou, China. While...

What is augmented reality?

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Imagine a world where you see the price of any item hovering above it or even someone’s personal information in a menu beside their head as you meet for lunch. You would never forget a name or a birthday. These are examples of augmented reality (AR). AR is a new tool that utilizes various forms of artificial intelligence (AI) to capture and process data from a host of cameras to reconstruct our...

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 driverless cars (and other tech advances) benefit society

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You might see a new way of driving hit the streets of California in April. Last week, California became the first state to allow driverless cars the freedom to be on state roads without a human safety driver. In the past, autonomous cars have been required to have a human counterpart in each vehicle to take over in case of an emergency or system malfunction. Many of Silicon Valley’s biggest firms...

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Jason serves as an associate research fellow and creative director at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee and Southern Seminary. He writes and speaks on topics including human dignity, technology, and artificial intelligence. His new book, The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity, releases in 2020 with Zondervan. He...

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