Each and every day, whether we realize it or not, we use incredibly powerful AI systems that often make our lives more personalized and convenient. We adopt many of these tools without much thought or critical reflection, but they are radically altering how we see God, ourselves, and the world around us. This session will help attendees understand what AI is, its prevalence in our lives, and how to navigate these powerful tools in light of the Christian ethic.
Jason Thacker serves as the director of the research institute and chair of research in technology ethics at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He also teaches ethics, philosophy, and worldview at Boyce College. He is the author of several books, including Following Jesus in a Digital Age and The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity, and often speaks on various topics including human dignity, ethics, public theology, technology, digital governance, and artificial intelligence. He is married to Dorie, and they have two sons.