June 2018 Articles Archive
Rise of the machines: an AI timeline
Compiled by Emilie Christy
Arthur Samuel joins IBM’s Poughkeepsie Laboratory and begins work on some of the very first machine learning programs, first creating programs that play checkers.
The term “artificial intelligence” is coined at a summer conference at Dartmouth University, organized by young computer scientist John McCarthy.
AI makes things easier by telling us what to choose. But we’re still free to make a choice, right?
In a joyful visit, the pope encourages everyone to remain faithful to their roots and trust in the future
Trying to love, without missing my flight
A driving accident during my morning commute had unexpected consequences
Failure, forgiveness, laughter: it’s all part of fatherhood
Despite potential risks, machines and humans can work together to improve the human condition
“How far can we go with genetic experimentation? Does a good end justify a questionable means, like cross-breeding humans and animals in order to grow organs?” T. L.
Fadi Chehadé is a specialist concerned about security — and says it’s not too late to fix things. How can we govern our virtual world?
Monday May 21, the day after Pentecost, was the first time that the Catholic Church celebrated the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. Pope Francis declared this day’s new feast. We publish some reflections by Focolare founder Chiara Lubich on Mary in her role as Mother of the Church and what that could mean for our lives
Brother Guy Consolmagno, a Jesuit, and theologian Charles Camosy, a Star Trek fan, attempt to reconcile faith, science and science fiction