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Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and the Church


Premier Digital Media announced a webinar event on “AI, Ethics and the Church,” hosted by Dr. Pete Phillips, Head of Premier Digital Theology and Director of the Centre for Digital Theology. The webinar will be hosted on Tuesday, February 15  10:00 am – 11:30 am EST. Registration is open to everyone.


Discussions will include topics such as what it would mean for us, the Church, to explore more about how we might be pro-human tech. Or how an AI machine could understand a moral imperative.

How ethical is AI? Because AI is programmed by humans, it has been discovered to also include racial bias. In other areas, though, such as in medical diagnosis, legal processing, and climate predicting, it has proven quite reliable.

Some studies have shown that ethics and AI go both ways…we need more ethical AI but also more ethical humans.  And what is AI’s role in the future of the church?


Participants in the webinar include:

  • Dr. Joshua K Smith – Pastor, Associate Fellow at the Kirby Laing Centre, Cambridge, and author of Robot Personhood and Robot Theology
  • Anna Puzio – Ph.D. student at Munster University on AI and Ethics, Speaker at last year’s Global Network for Digital Theology
  • Paul Johnston – Technologist, Entrepreneur, Serverless Tech Innovator
  • Nicole Kunkel – Humboldt University, Berlin and co-organizer for German Network for Theology and AI.


Registration for the webinar scheduled for Wednesday, January 26  at 10:00 am EST on Ethics, AI, and Faith is currently open online.

Premier Insight seeks to empower believers to live out and share their faith in a way that impacts culture and draws people to the truth of God’s Word.


Premier Digital has compiled links to numerous videos, blogs and other resources on faith and AI topics for reference at www.premierdigital.info.  Here is an example video where Professor John Dyer of Dallas Seminary and author of “From the Garden to the City” explores how AI and Faith might go together after all.

faith and AI - Dyer video


RELATED READING: Is Artificial Intelligence The Solution For Helping Church Staff?

Kenny Jahng
Kenny Jahnghttp://www.kennyjahng.com
Kenny Jahng is Editor-In-Chief at ChurchTechToday.com. He also serves as Chief Innovation Officer at ChurchCommunications.com which has a community of 29,000+ church leaders. Kenny is a Certified StoryBrand Copywriter Guide and founder of Big Click Syndicate, a strategic marketing advisory firm helping Christian leaders build marketing engines that work. You can connect with Kenny on LinkedIn.


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