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Mission

The mission of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Discovery Institute is to explore the benefits as well as the challenges raised by artificial intelligence (AI) in light of the enduring truth of human exceptionalism. People know at a fundamental level that they are not machines. But faulty thinking can cause people to assent to views that in their heart of hearts they know to be untrue. The Bradley Center seeks to help individuals—and our society at large—to realize that we are not machines while at the same time helping to put machines (especially computers and AI) in proper perspective. Learn More

Walter Bradley

About Walter Bradley

Walter Bradley is my hero because the impact of his life will be celebrated in perpetuity. I want a heritage like that. But ironically such a goal cannot be achieved by making it a goal. ⋮ Read More …

Articles & Podcasts

We went back to visit Gödel, Escher, and Bach…

In August 2019, it will be forty years since Indiana University cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter published his Pulitzer Prize-winning Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (hereafter GEB). Its stories and dialogues about logic, mathematical puzzles, musical improvisations, and

You Think You Have Nothing To Hide?

Overheard, expressed in all sorts of ways: I don’t care if the social media companies are watching me—my life just isn’t that interesting. I don’t care if some government someplace is watching me either. I’m not doing anything wrong, so I don’t have anything to hide. “I

Chinese Technocracy Surges Ahead with AI Surveillance

Recently, CBS News did a feature on Chinese venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee’s efforts to advance mass AI facial and emotion recognition. He's funded more than 50 AI start-ups, including multi-billion-dollar companies and he made clear that he thinks that the days of Silicon Valley dominance are

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Cutting New Grooves Over Bad Vibes on our Plastic Brain

JP Moreland shares with Mike Keas how twice he was incapacitated for months by panic attacks and anxiety. His new book, Finding Quiet, seeks to make the most of his suffering, condensing the crucial lessons learned from his research. In this episode, JP outlines some practices that can heal and

Is Your Brain More a Muscle or a Cloud?

With guest host Mike Keas, JP Moreland discusses his new book, Finding Quiet. He addresses the relative evidence for the soul and the brain, the integration of faith with knowledge from the social and natural sciences, and biblical and practical ways to retrain your brain and body to defeat habits

Our Anxious Souls have Bodies

JP Moreland shares how twice he was incapacitated for months by panic attacks and anxiety. His new book, Finding Quiet, seeks to make the most of his suffering, condensing the crucial lessons learned from his research. In this episode, JP underlines the importance of addressing both the mental and

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