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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

Empath—the Ultimate Technology—Cares About You

High above the clouds Arctang carried the little silver device. “Device” was not the quite right word because Arctang had developed a personal attachment to it. It could communicate and think just like a human but it could communicate only with colored shapes and an empath link. Empath

Boeing’s Sidelined Fuselage Robots: What Went Wrong?

It was bound to happen. As more and more robots take over for humans, sooner or later one of them (and, in this case, an entire team of robots) would get fired. Way back in 2015, with much hype, hope, and fanfare, Boeing launched a series of production improvements for their new 777 (a model

Boeing Workers, Please Don’t Kick the Robot on Its Way Out

In a story you don’t hear every day (and probably wasn't written by a machine), Chicago-based jetliner manufacturer Boeing is replacing the robots that build two of the main fuselage sections for 777 and 777X jetliners with machinists. Robot error turned out to be a bigger problem than human

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Walter Bradley: Don't Go Towards the Light?

Can near-death experiences shed light on the mind/body problem? Robert J. Marks discusses near-death experiences and the mind/body problem with Dr. Walter Bradley. Show Notes 01:25 | Introducing Dr. Walter Bradley, Emeritus Distinguished Professor at Baylor University01:55 | Definition of a

Walter Bradley: Is Your Body an Instrument of Your Mind?

Are we simply matter and chemical reactions or are our minds separate from our bodies? Robert J. Marks discusses the mind/body problem with Dr. Walter Bradley. Show Notes 00:34 | Introducing Dr. Walter Bradley, Emeritus Distinguished Professor at Baylor University01:01 | Beliefs and

Bingecast: John Lennox on the Promise and Threat of AI

Natural and artificial intelligence can be discussed from a number of viewpoints, including philosophically, technically and theologically. Robert J. Marks and Dr. John Lennox address AI from all of these points of view today on Mind Matters. Show Notes 01:10 | Introducing Dr. John

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