Artificial Intelligence: Reimagine Worship and Worshippers

Rev. Billy Graham once stated, “when used correctly tech could do wonderful things” Observer Technology is reimagining habits for worship and for the worshipper. Vendors now offer mobile apps, social media and websites for the faithful. For example, traveling Catholics can access apps or the Internet to locate nearby services. www.masstimes.org Vendor’s offerings, such as, Subsplash (community engagement) and Tithe.ly (online giving) and Pushpay, enable secure automation for many administrative and management tasks. In doing so, Big Data is now part of doing business as a place of worship. Data is collected on attendees and members’ activities, especially, if a multi-site or mega place of worship. How will…

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Training wheels to protect you at the office: a vision for the future

Could a future application one day help people get along with one another at work? A story about a meeting from the future                      The time is 8:25 AM on a workday, years from now. We join the weekly global team video-conference underway at a successful consumer-products company. I’ll spare you the busy agenda, but point out some novel highlights from your meeting:

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Is AI ready to compete with the human workforce?

The social impact of Artificial Intelligence hinges on the potential it has for both competition and collaboration with the human world. If left to develop unchecked its impact can be far-reaching and deeply destabilising. Maybe we should look before we leap, and consider the consequences of letting these new, more powerful and more autonomous machines loose on our world?

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The Easter Rabbit hiding inside AI

Reading time: 4:30. There’s an Easter Rabbit hiding in plain sight in MIT Technology Review’s AI flow chart Anthropomorphizing When you talk about a thing or animal as if it were human, you’re anthropomorphizing. The Easter Bunny is an anthropomorphized rabbit. Net: Avoid, shun, be hypercritical of anthropomorphic thinking in general (and related to AI in particular) unless you are a: Philosopher Creative Entertainer Researcher (in areas such as biology, psychology or computer science) Let’s get real Real rabbits are not very much like the Easter Bunny. I live part of the year on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. In my town, there are wild Coyotes. Would it make sense…

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