Virtuous AI Berkeley Conference

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) is hosting three online conferences in the summer of 2023 as part of its new grant, “Virtuous AI?: Cultural Evolution, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtue.” The first conference, from June 12-14, will be centered around the Pacific time zone. The following two conferences will center around the time zones for Seoul and Rome, respectively. This is to encourage participation by scholars from a wide variety of religious and philosophical perspectives, cultural traditions, and geographic locations.


The detailed daily schedule of the conference will soon be available on the CTNS website. 

Everyone (including conference presenters) must register for the event to access the Zoom link.


Instructions to register and get full access to the conference:

1) Register via the Eventbrite link:

2) Receive the Order Confirmation Email from Eventbrite

3) Find the "View the event" link on the top of the Order Confirmation Email to access the Zoom links of the Berkeley Conference


4) Find the "Additional Information" at the bottom of the Order Confirmation Email to access the Google shared folder with all the presenters' papers before the event. 


In order to allow for the most useful discussion between participants, we are asking the papers to be read ahead of time. Each presenter will have 30 minutes which will allow for a brief 10-minute presentation of their paper followed by a 20-minute constructive dialogue with the other conference participants. The audience will be asked to submit their questions via chat and there will be several designated times for participants to respond to these questions.


For more information about the Virtuous AI grant, click here.


“Virtuous AI?: Cultural Evolution, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtue” is a project funded in part by the John Templeton Foundation. CTNS is a program of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.