Three workshops focusing on challenges and opportunities of Data Science in Theology and Religious Studies.
With the introduction of ChatGPT the tension between ethics and data was again thrown into sharp relief. This morning program will address this tension from the perspective of theology and Religious Studies: what are the consequences of AI tools such as ChatGPT for pastoral care, or for empirical theology? When scraping data from social media, how can we avoid biases and prejudices which the algorithms often automatically learn from the human input that lies at its basis? But also: how can we optimize the use of AI tools for our research? These and other questions will be addressed in the three workshops on offer. Participants can attend the workshop of their choice. The workshops are structured in such a way that the output produced at the end will be used as the basis for a short position paper on the relationship between AI, ethics, religious studies.
11:00 – 11:20: Introduction (COVE 02.10)
11:20 – 12:40: Workshops in 3 breakout rooms
12:40 – 13:00: Reflection and bringing together of results (COVE 02.10)
13:00 – 13:30: Discuss output for position paper (COVE 02.10). For those interested in participating in this paper: discussion on a position paper on AI, Religion, & Ethics.
Date: Friday 28 April, 2023
Time: 11:00-13:00 h CEST
Location: Romero room (COVE 02.10), Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Open to: BA and (Re)MA Students; PhD candidates/researchers.