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Global Missional AI Summit coming in March

This March, people in the missions and technology sectors will get together in Bangkok, Thailand for FaithTech’s Global Missional AI Summit. It is the first gathering of missions workers and technology practitioners around the topic of Artificial Intelligence. Here’s what FaithTech had to say about the event:

At the Summit, participants will learn about missional uses of state-of-the-art AI, including machine translation, computer vision, and dialog systems and will form crucial partnerships to advance the Gospel. If you believe that there are AI-sized opportunities in missions, this summit is for you!

Daniel Whitenack of SIL International, who is one of the organizers of the event, described the upcoming Summit in a recent interview with Kingdom Code. The event will have a mixture of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and workshops. “The key thing is to get people learning and talking,” he says. People will form groups around various AI topics and “each group will have a champion, to facilitate the conversation at the conference, but also to resource people to keep on talking after the event,” says Daniel.

Among the featured speakers will be Robert Rouse, an analytics consultant and the creator of Viz.Bible and Chris Lim, the founder of TheoTech and creator of spf.io. Attendance at the Global Missional AI Summit is by invitation only, so people who are interested must apply for an invitation.

FaithTech is a movement that aims to bridge the gap between faith and technology. “We help people in the tech ecosystem find community and steward their skills to glorify God,” says FaithTech founder James Kelly. FaithTech currently has communities in Waterloo, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, Silicon Valley, and Bangkok.

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Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. (Habakkuk 2:2)

  • Pray about whether to attend the Global Missional AI Summit.
  • If interested, apply to attend the Summit.

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