SPECIAL EDITION: AI in Context | Stars, Cells, and God ep0.2

Join Jeff Zweerink and Sean Oesch as they discuss new discoveries taking place at the frontiers of science that have theological and philosophical implications, as well as new discoveries that point to the reality of God’s existence.

Whether it’s being used to suggest the next movie you should watch on your favorite streaming network, determine whether a bank should give you a loan, or to steer the self-driving car next to you on the freeway, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a pervasive part of our daily lives. But how do we determine when AI crosses an ethical boundary and invades our privacy, manipulates our opinions, or perpetuates injustice? And how can Christians think ethically about using AI to make disciples of all nations? In this episode, we discuss a way to think ethically about AI and how Christianity can inform AI ethics, and we walk through a case study applying these ethical principles to an AI-driven discipleship app.


“Experts Doubt Ethical AI Design Will Be Broadly Adopted as the Norm within the Next Decade,” https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2021/06/16/experts-doubt-ethical-ai-design-will-be-broadly-adopted-as-the-norm-within-the-next-decade/, by Lee Rainie, Janna Anderson, and Emily A. Vogels, Pew Research Center, June 16, 2021.

“Artificial Intelligence: Discerning a Christian Response,” https://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2019/PSCF6-19Schuurman.pdf, by Derek C. Schuurman

“Artificial Intelligence: An Evangelical Statement of Principles,” https://erlc.com/resource-library/statements/artificial-intelligence-an-evangelical-statement-of-principles/, by Russell Moore and the ERLC

“FaithTech’s Missional Tech Trends Report on AI,” https://faithtech.com/product/artificial-intelligence/