BioLogos board member Jennifer Wiseman will present the banquet address for the 2021 Society for Catholic Scientists Conference taking place in Washington, DC on June 4-6, 2021. Exact times and other details are TBD.
“The title of the conference is “Extraterrestrials, AI, and Minds Beyond the Human.” The conference talks will focus primarily on various kinds of real or hypothetical intelligences that are not human or biologically related to humans, especially extraterrestrial intelligence and artificial intelligence. What does science say about the prospects of extraterrestrial intelligence existing? Would such beings be likely to be similar to us and have similar minds? What would be the implications for Catholic theology? Is artificial intelligence possible? Would it truly have “intellect” What would be its theological implications? These and other questions will be discussed by members of the SCS and other eminent scholars from a variety of disciplines. There will also be talks on other topics.
The Banquet speaker will be Jennifer Wiseman. In addition, there will be six contributed talks on the theme of the conference and other topics, which will be selected from submitted abstracts. There will also be two Poster Sessions, one for presentations related to the theme of the conference, and one for presentations on other topics, which may be connected in some way to the relation of science and faith, or about the presenter’s own research. ”
This event is hosted by the Society of Catholic Scientists.