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”

Cutting Some Slack

“Be known as those who ‘cut others slack.’” This is one of the many memorable, mind-altering insights from Steve Brown that has stuck with me recently. It’s his explanation of Phil. 4:5 where Paul said, “Let your reasonableness (gentleness, forbearance) be known to everyone.” The implication seems to be that it is directed at thoseContinue reading “Cutting Some Slack”

The Cross in the Age of COVID19

I’ve read Methodists argue about the legitimacy of online communion. Some Catholics are arguing about whether or not the sacrament can spread the virus (it can). Anglicans are learning how to live stream, and arguing about that, too. Reformed folks are doubling down on the sovereignty of God, and progressives are doubling down on socialContinue reading “The Cross in the Age of COVID19”

“Governors as sent by God for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.” ~Apostle Peter

God is clear. I must recognize that authority comes from God. This is a foundational principle. I am challenged by Jesus to give to Caesar what is his and to God always be obedient. “Give, then, to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” ~Jesus Whether the BibleContinue reading ““Governors as sent by God for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.” ~Apostle Peter”