Christina De Wet's Blog – February 2014 Archive (1)

Freedom To Not Be Religious

Please allow me to remind everybody that people have the legal right to choose to not be religious and that discrimination because of this is unlawfull and unethical too.

Our human family are made up of many different groups of people. We all exist because of a Higher Divine Intelligence no matter how we reason about this. Our differences are not the key factors. One group isn't more important than the next. Neither the majorities or the minorities.

This is a friendly request…

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Added by Christina De Wet on February 4, 2014 at 3:57am — No Comments

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AI in the Arctic: Future Opportunities & Ethical Concerns, with Fritz Allhoff

How can artificial intelligence improve food security, medicine, and infrastructure in Arctic communities? What are some logistical, ethical, and governance challenges? Western Michigan's Professor Fritz Allhoff details the future of technology in this extreme environment, which is being made more accessible because of climate change. Plus he shares his thoughts on some open philosophical questions surrounding AI.

The Ethical Algorithm, with Michael Kearns

Over the course of a generation, algorithms have gone from mathematical abstractions to powerful mediators of daily life. They have made our lives more efficient, yet are increasingly encroaching on our basic rights. UPenn's Professor Michael Kearns shares some ideas on how to better embed human principles into machine code without halting the advance of data-driven scientific exploration.

Fighting ISIS Online, with Asha Castleberry-Hernandez

National security expert Asha Castleberry-Hernandez discusses what "ISIS 2.0" means and how the terrorist group has used social media to recruit and spread its message. How has its strategy changed since the death of its leader Abur Bakr al-Baghdadi? What can the U.S. military, Congress, and executive branch do better to fight the group online?

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