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ERLC to host convening in D.C. on Artificial Intelligence

Unveiling the new "Artificial Intelligence: An Evangelical Statement of Principles"

April 5, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 5, 2019—The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention will host a convening to unveil a new statement on artificial intelligence, April 11 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET on Capitol Hill at 915 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 

The statement is designed to equip the church with an ethical framework for thinking about artificial intelligence and has been signed by more than 30 leaders and experts across the fields of economics, public policy, business, technology, ethics, biblical theology and medicine.

ERLC President, Russell Moore, will join these leaders to discuss the role that evangelical Christians can play surrounding these issues in this important cultural moment.

"There are many heated debates in Washington, many of them important,” said Moore. “But no issues keep me awake at night like those surrounding technology and artificial intelligence. The implications artificial intelligence will have for our future are vast. It is critical that the church be proactive in understanding AI. It's also critical that the church insist AI be used it ways consistent with the truth that all people possess dignity and worth, created as they are in the image of God. This statement does just that, and much more. I'm honored to be a part of this important conversation and join these outstanding leaders on this excellent statement."

Members of the national media are invited to attend the public convening and can receive a free promo code by emailing Elizabeth Bristow at [email protected].

The full statement of principles will be available at ERLC.com/AI the day of the event.

Elizabeth Bristow

Elizabeth Bristow serves as the Press Secretary. Elizabeth oversees press and media operations for the organization. She received a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing from Union University in 2010. She and her husband reside in Lebanon, Tennessee and are blessed with two beautiful children. Read More by this Author