We know that not everyone has a local FaithTech community in their city so this is an opportunity to get plugged into our global community and learn more about how our local ones function.

This month, we’re excited to welcome Derek C. Schuurman, Ph.D., who will be speaking on AI and the Biblical Story: Thoughts from a Christian Computer Scientist.

Many believe that AI could lead us toward some sort of paradise. A rival story suggests that the future doesn’t need us and that AI will ultimately threaten humanity. This talk will explore a vision for AI informed by the Biblical story and how it can guide us toward more responsible technology. Despite being written during the bronze and iron ages, the Biblical narrative remains relevant with implications for AI in today’s digital age.

Make sure to bring your questions for Q&A afterwards!

Come meet, learn, and build with other like minded Christians in tech as we steward our skills for the glory of God together!

Join us for this insightful talk on June 28th!

About our Speaker:

Derek C. Schuurman completed bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Waterloo and worked in industry designing embedded systems. He later returned to complete a Ph.D. at McMaster University in the area of robotics and computer vision. He is currently professor of computer science at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was made a senior member of the IEEE, is a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, and an advisor for AI&Faith.

He has written about faith and technology issues in a variety of publications including monthly columns in Christian Courier and contributions to the Christian Scholars Review blog. He is the author of the book Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture and Computer Technology and co-author of the recent book A Christian Field Guide to Technology for Engineers and Designers, both published by InterVarsity Academic Press. He and his wife, Carina, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


What is FaithTech?

We are a global tech community for Christ. We exist to help people in the tech ecosystem find community and steward their skills to glorify God.

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What happens at a FaithTech Event?

Meet: Community begins when we connect, get to know each other and build meaningful relationships.

Learn: Each time we meet together, someone will speak to us on the intersection of faith and technology.

Build: We start and continue community labs projects as a part of our regular meet-up rhythm.

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