The Age of AI, with Jason Thacker

Jason Thacker discusses the rise of ChatGPT with Matt and Derek.

When students started turning in papers written by artificial intelligence, educators were caught flat-footed. We knew that machines would replace many human tasks, but we thought the humanities were immune to that. Have our writing standards fallen so low that we can no longer write better than computers? Or are we about to experience the awakening of Artificial Consciousness? Matt and Alastair discuss this situation with Jason Thacker, the Chair of Research in Technology Ethics at the ERLC.

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Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band

The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity, by Jason Thacker

Jason Thacker at the ERLC


Chinese Room Argument

Prisoner’s Dilemma

The Technological Society, by Jacques Ellul [affiliate link]

The Digital Public Square: Christian Ethics in a Technological Society, by Jason Thacker [affiliate link]

ERLC Statement of Principles for Artificial Intelligence

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, by Shoshana Zuboff [affiliate link]

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The ChatGPT Panic
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Is intelligence important?
Going Full Hobbit
Did we do this on purpose?
Inevitable Arms Race
Covid Tech-lash

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