Technology

BJU's High School Festival Goes Virtual for 2020

"For the 48th year, the High School Festival & Preaching and Teaching Conference will be held this fall but with a twist because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Submissions will be made online, which opens the event to many who even under normal circumstances wouldn’t be able to participate." - BJU Today

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How Artificial Super-Intelligence Is Today’s Tower of Babel

"As a technologist in the field, I am intrigued by the cleverness in designs and algorithms of various AI disciplines advancing the world every day. However, I take issue with making super intelligence that out-performs humans the ultimate goal of AI. " - CToday

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Tools, strategies for online worship vary among churches

"It is still too early to tell what kind of impact we are having, but I do know our online audience is far surpassing our regular church attendance because we have widened the net," Hooks said. "It is also confirmation that what I have been telling the church is true -- 'The church is not closed; we have left the building.'" - BPNews

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“Isaacson’s narrative...genuinely helped me understand the history and the current state of the technological world I live in.”

On The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson... "Somehow some writers of biography end up sounding trite, both in their relating of their subjects’ stories and in the lessons they draw from them." - Mark Ward

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National Day of Unplugging: Are you ready?

"National Day of Unplugging [March 6] is part of a global effort to recognize that we are missing out on so many opportunities to have real connections instead of just digital ones. Check out the National Day of Unplugging website and consider taking the one-day pledge. You could choose to host an event — in your neighborhood, at work, or even with the family." - CPost

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“As we increasingly interact with intelligent machines, will they be responsible to make up for our failures?”

"What if this is a metaphor for our autonomy in general? We humans like to talk about human ingenuity as our own greatest hope. We’re confident that if we work together we can solve society’s worst problems. We’ll even pretend that we can deliver the planet. But we’d also like to keep the argument in our back pocket that when things go badly wrong God should have done something. If it turns out well, we’ll take the credit; if something goes wrong, it’s His fault." - Joel Arnold

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“Social-media platforms have transformed over time to reward mob mentalities instead of civil discourse.”

"Managing social media for a large Christian organization, I see Christians shine the bright light of the gospel and mercilessly eviscerate others online every single day. I fear many of us have fallen into feedback loops created by algorithms intended to generate engagement, and have lost sight of our calling to be known by our mutual love (John 13:34–35)." - TGC

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