2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Singularity and the Question of God

Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 6AB
531 E 4th St


At what point are humans, fully assimilated with technology, no longer human? Do self-sustaining artificially intelligent (AI) beings have rights? For many, the singularity is not a question of “if”, but “when”? Therefore, the question of God is more real than ever. Yet, while 80 percent of the American population claims to believe in God, there is silence. Join us as Julie Germany leads a discussion among three panelists with some different perspectives on what the singularity means for Christians, and other theists, and how to approach the future.

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Joe Carter at SXSW

Joe Carter

Sr Editor

Acton Institute

Joe Carter is senior editor at the Acton Institute, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, an editor for The Gospel Coalitio...

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Julie Germany at SXSW

Julie Germany


Generation Opportunity

Julie Germany is the COO at Generation Opportunity. In her free time, she serves on the board of White Coat Waste Project, as well as on the board of the Army Heritage Museum Foundation. She previo...

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Luke Kenworthy at SXSW

Luke Kenworthy

Exec Dir

Indiana Office of State Based Initiatives

Luke Kenworthy is the Executive Director of Indiana’s Office of State-Based Initiatives. Outside of work, he is an entrepreneur, an internet freedom advocate, organizes singularity watch parties an...

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Taylor Barkley at SXSW

Taylor Barkley

Asst Dir of Outreach for Technology Policy

Mercatus Center

Taylor Barkley is the Assistant Director of Outreach for Technology Policy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. In this role he connects public policy research ...

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