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February 2023

Alexa, do you love me?  AI and Authentic Relationship

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Alexa, do you love me?  AI and Authentic Relationship” With Noreen Herzfeld, PhD February 28, 2023 Online at 7pm ET View the flyer. Register here. We converse with increasingly intelligent programs such as Alexa and ChatGPT, but can we have a truly authentic relationship with them?  What does it take to have such a relationship with another person, or with a non-human being such as a pet, an AI, or God?  Can we love an AI and if we do,…

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March 2023

Prophets of Hope in Calamitous Times: Julian of Norwich and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Prophets of Hope in Calamitous Times: Julian of Norwich and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin” With Joshua Canzona, PhD March 1, 2023 Online at 7pm EST View the flyer. Register here.   Temptation to despair is strong in the present moment. War, political upheaval, economic uncertainty, and a global pandemic focus attention on surviving the day rather than building the future. Amidst such challenges, we can learn from those who persevered before us. We can turn toward those who sustained a…

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Can AI Systems Be Persons?

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Can AI Systems Be Persons?” With Anne Foerst, PhD March 21, 2023 Online at 7pm ET View the flyer. Register here. Humans have the tendency to treat anything that interacts with them as a person and we have the universal tendency to anthropomorphize. At the same time though, we are willing to treat humans as non-persons for which each genocide or war is an example. The new crop of Artificial Intelligences falls right into this tension. I will discuss some…

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