What to do when machines do everything — This and that

From the Google Assistant to self-driving cars, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is progressing rapidly. While science fiction portrays artificial intelligence (AI) as robots with human-like characteristics, AI encompasses anything from IBM’s Watson to autonomous weapons. Although AI and Machine Learning (ML) are household terms, not many people are clear on what they actually mean. What […]

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For Great Lakes communities, there are a few clear links of climate change to everyday life: drinking water, fishing, and recreation. ~ Julie Peller Ph.D.

An informative report sponsored by the Environmental Policy and Law and Center summarizes the impacts and concerns of climate change on the Great Lakes and surrounding regions. A team of experts on climate change compiled “An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes.”  Part of their conclusions states “Scientific analyses clearly […]

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New Technology Books: “Hop, Skip, Go – How the Mobility Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives” — Boomers Daily

In an engaging, deeply reported book, the authors travel to mobility hotspots, from Helsinki to Shanghai, to scout out this future. And they visit the companies putting it together. One, Divergent3d, is devising a system to manufacture cars with robots and 3D printers. PonyAI, a Chinese-Silicon Valley startup, builds autonomous software that perceives potholes, oncoming […]

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Paul Tillich’s Theology of Culture: A Summary and Analysis — Dakota Wade

*Author’s Preface: Please excuse the length of this summary and review. Due to time constraints (and mental constraints unfortunately), it ended up being much longer than I expected. If you do choose to read this, then consider it an act of resistance against our culture that demands all content to be curated to the extent […]

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New Book on Theological Anthropology! — Daniel P. Horan, OFM

Fr. Daniel’s latest book, Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology, is now available from Amazon, your local book retailer, and the publisher, Orbis Books. Here is the publisher description: “By humbly seeking wisdom from the scientific, philosophical, and social-scientific communities, Horan argues, we can gain new insight on personhood and a wider perspective of where […]

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