God’s Systems Engineer

Before I had children, I worked as a systems engineer at NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. Through my career, I met a lot of brilliant scientists and engineers who were committed Christians. But I also encountered a lot of intellectual skepticism to Christianity, especially on the question of God’s existence.Continue reading “God’s Systems Engineer”

Oh My Failing Flesh

It was a rough July. Twice I was unexpectedly hospitalized and needed the whole nine yards of medical intervention: ER, ICU, and regular hospitalization. No, not for the reason you might expect. In fact, I’ve tested negative for COVID-19 twice. I’ve never tried to hide my age, but I have recently bragged in print thatContinue reading “Oh My Failing Flesh”

One Impact of Artificial Intelligence No One Accounted For

One of Yuval Harari’s contentions is that many people researching into AI do not concern themselves with consciousness for the simple reason that their AI systems are allowing them to create intelligence (simulated) that is not conscious – and that is sufficient for their purposes. It is easy to get some idea of what thisContinue reading “One Impact of Artificial Intelligence No One Accounted For”

Is AI Today’s Tower of Babel

In May, Microsoft unveiled a new supercomputer at a developer conference, claiming it’s the fifth most powerful machine in the world. Built in collaboration with OpenAI, the computer is designed to train single massive AI models in self-supervised learning, forgoing the need for human-labeled data sets. These AI models operate in distributed optimization, resulting inContinue reading “Is AI Today’s Tower of Babel”