Content on Technology
The Archaeology of “Daily Life” in the Torah
How can details and discoveries from archaeology help illuminate day-to-day life as described in the Torah?
ChatGPT Isn’t Good at Arguments. Can We Humans Do Better?
There’s a preference in ChatGPT for finding commonality and agreement – sometimes at the expense of actual argumentation.
Let There Be Light: Laser Weapons, Jammers, and 21st Century Ethical Implications
When are we shaped by our texts and creations, and when do they shape us?
Is AI Your Friend Or Your Foe?
Dr. Julia Stoyanovich asks: what happens when AI leaves our computers and digital devices, and plays a role in our everyday decisions?
What Does Judaism Have to Say About Privacy?
What do we give away when we compromise our privacy?
Why Is Religion Slow? A Conversation with Dr. David Zvi Kalman
In a time when we have seen many steps forward followed by steps back, what can we learn with how tradition and technology intersect?
Will Computers Make Religion Obsolete?
Should only human beings make decisions about human beings?
What is Data Science and Where Does Judaism Come In?
How can Judaism help us be a better judge of data science?
Invention or Inspiration? – A Conversation With Larry Lesser, PhD
Dr. Larry Lesser explores the overlap between mathematics and Judaism through a variety of methods, showing us surprising places where the two overlap.
AI May Have A Thing Or Two To Learn From Our Imperfect Brains
What would happen if researchers created a neural network where the cells were all slightly different, just like we see in biological systems?
AI, Ethics, and the Vatican
Sinai and Synapses Fellow Elizabeth Fernandez speaks with Dr. Brian Patrick Green, Director of Technology Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, who has attended conferences on AI at the Vatican.
Spiritual Technology: A Conversation With Kate J. Stockly
How are new technologies — like virtual reality and spirituality apps — changing the religious landscape?