Ep 210. Jason Thacker: A Banking Executive on Paternity Leave
Work and Life with Stew Friedman
Jason Thacker is a Senior Vice President of TD Bank Group and Head of Credit Cards and Unsecured Lending. Prior to his current role, Jason served in various executive positions at TD Bank. He started his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble as the company's youngest global expatriate, leading priority brands in both the US and Canada. Jason holds an MBA from The Wharton School and an HBA from the Ivey Business School. In recent years, Jason has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 40 under 40, The Wharton School's 40 under 40 and P&G's Global Alumni under 40. In this episode, Stew talks with Jason about his career, how he applies lessons learned years ago in Stew’s Total Leadership class at Wharton, his recent paternity leave and its impact on his work and most important relationships, the impact of fatherhood on his career, and much more. Here then is an invitation for you, a challenge, after you’ve had a chance to listen to this episode: If you know someone who is thinking about taking paternity leave or is either now on or has just returned from such a leave, how can you support them? Share your reactions to this episode and your suggestions for future shows with Stew by writing to him at email@example.com or via LinkedIn. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
#26 Artificial Intelligence: Christian Response with Jason Thacker
Jason Thacker serves as chair of research in technology ethics at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is also the author of The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity with Zondervan. His work has been featured at Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, World Radio, Slate, and Politico. He writes and speaks on various topics including human dignity, ethics, technology, digital governance, and artificial intelligence. Become a Legend! Get perks for being a supporter of the show by choosing an Emoji! Visit www.patreon.com/christianpodcast SPONSORS: Soundstripe offers Unlimited, royalty free music and sound effects and video for creators. Visit soundstripe.com and enter Promo Code: ChristianPodcast for a 10% Discount in your subscription. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/christianpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/christianpodcast/support
Episode 128: "What Should We Know About Artificial Intelligence?" with Jason Thacker
Youth Culture Matters - A CPYU Podcast
Artificial intelligence is everywhere. Its managing our social media feeds, the devices in our homes, our online shopping, the way we get our news. . . really, the way we live each and every day. It’s influencing all of us, including our children and teens, who are destined to live with more and more artificial intelligence as the years pass. In his new book, The Age of AI, Jason Thacker helps us see Artificial Intelligence’s impact on our bodies, sexuality, work, warfare, economics, medicine, parenting, and privacy. Join us as we talk to Jason Thacker about how parents and kids can navigate the age of AI to the glory of God in ways that don’t compromise our human dignity, on this episode of Youth Culture Matters.
In this Episode we speak with Jason Thacker, who is an Author as well as the Chair of Reasearch and Technology Ethics at the ERLC. Jason explains why ethics is critical for Christian living and discipleship, as well as why topics such as content moderation and AI are far more complex (and human) than we realize. Listen to the full episode to get all the great insights he shares.Resources:Jason Thacker - Weekly Tech PodcastEthics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) - ERLC.com
Human Rights in China, Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger, and a conversation with Jason Thacker
In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent discuss what is happening in China, California’s record breaking coronavirus week, the Bahamas, opening day for baseball, and a surprise Taylor Swift album. Lindsay also gives a rundown of this week’s ERLC content including a piece by Travis Wussow, Josh Wester, and Brent Leatherwood with an Explainer: How should Christians think about singing in church during COVID-19, Alex Ward with Why God’s Word is better than fiction with combatting sin, and Stacy Reaoch with What do our words say to a watching world? Glorifying God by respecting those with whom we disagree. Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Jason Thacker for a conversation about life and ministry.About JasonJason Thacker serves as the Creative Director and as Chair of Research in Technology Ethics. In these roles, he develops content and resources in the area of technology ethics and oversees all creative projects including design, video, web, audio, and print media. Jason is the author of The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity with Zondervan. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Dorie and they have two sons. You can connect with him on Twitter: @jasonthackerERLC ContentTravis Wussow, Josh Wester, and Brent Leatherwood with an Explainer: How should Christians think about singing in church during COVID-19?Alex Ward with Why God’s Word is better than fiction when combatting sin: Lord of the Rings, racism, and power of a SaviorStacy Reaoch with What do our words say to a watching world? Glorifying God by respecting those with whom we disagreeCultureChinese ambassador struggles to explain Xinjiang footage of blindfolded prisonersU.S. orders China's Houston consulate to closeCalifornia breaks record with over 12,000 new coronavirus casesThe White House has a list of 11 cities in need of aggressive action to combat Covid-19The Bahamas banned flights from the US and other hard-hit countries in effort to contain coronavirus spreadDuring Coronavirus Lockdowns, Some Doctors Wondered: Where Are the Preemies?More needed to be done to disavow Margaret SangerThe Baptist Record ceases printing, moves to free digital serviceSBC President J.D. Greear says Summit RDU will not hold full-scale worship gatherings for the remainder of 2020.Baseball Shouts 'Play Ball!' But For How Long? A Nervous 2020 Season Begins Taylor Swift announces a surprise studio albumFriends mourn pastor fatally struck on Sherman highway while helping othersLunchroomLindsay: ONE year until the Tokyo Olympics!; The Splendid and the Vile by Erik LarsonJosh: Books: David Brooks (Road to Character) resume tweet. Aristotle: Politics & Nicomachean EthicsBrent: Creepy custom fake smile face masks go viralConnect with us on Twitter@ERLC@jbwester@LeatherwoodTN@LindsNicoletSponsorsERLC Highlights - subscribe for curated content from the ERLC’s editors delivered straight to your inbox
A.I. and the Future of Humanity (Jason Thacker) [EP-91]
Theology Curator with Kurt Willems
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Kurt Willems chats with Jason Thacker about all things faith and artificial intelligence. His new book, The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity, is available now. Order it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cDshG0 GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review there, that would be amazing. The more reviews we can get will lead to greater visibility in iTunes. And I (Kurt) LOVE reading your comments! 2) Also, please consider hitting up Theology Curator’s online tip-jar through Patreon (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $5 per month, or more, you can make a direct impact on this show. Financial partners like you really do make this all possible! Through Patreon, you make a tangible difference in this show’s sustainability and quality!
In this week's episode, Casey interviews Jason Thacker on Christians and Technology. Jason Thacker serves as associate research fellow and creative director at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is also the author of The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity with Zondervan. He writes and speaks on various topics including human dignity, ethics, technology, and artificial intelligence. His work has been featured at Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Slate, and Politico.He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. He also holds a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Ethics and Public Theology. He serves as a founding member of AI and Faith. He is married to Dorie and they have two sons. They live outside of Nashville, TN.Be sure to check out Jason's new book and also subscribe to his WeeklyTech Newsletter, which you can find at https://erlc.com/tech or subscribe to Jason's new WeeklyTech podcast, which you can find at https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/erlc/weeklytech-podcast
Episode 397: Virtual Church & Artificial Intelligence with Jason Thacker
The Holy Post
Are machines going to take over the world? What happens to our jobs once everything is automated? And if computers can think, learn, and feel, do we need to redefine what it means to be human? Jason Thacker joins Skye for a conversation about his provocative new book, “The Age of A.I.” Also this week, Smurfs congregate in France in defiance of the coronavirus. Creators of “The Bum” allow you to wear celebrity posteriors. And with everyone migrating to streaming worship services during the pandemic, how legitimate is virtual church? Plus, Phil alienates the country of Belgium.
Tennessee tornadoes, an abortion case at SCOTUS, and a conversation with Jason Thacker
In this episode, Josh, Lindsay, and Brent talk about an abortion case at the Supreme Court, coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading in the U.S., tornadoes in Tennessee, Joe Biden’s comeback, and rumors about Ed Sheeran. And don’t miss Lindsay’s rundown of this week’s ERLC content including a Q&A with infectious disease specialist Scott James M.D. about how to prepare for coronavirus, a piece from Rebecca McLaughlin on winsome apologetics, and our explainer on ethical concerns about research using fetal tissue. Also in this episode, the hosts are joined by Jason Thacker for a brief conversation about faith and technology. About Jason Jason Thacker is the author of The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity. He serves as the Creative Director and an Associate Research Fellow at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee in Knoxville and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. His writing has been featured at The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and many other outlets. He is married to Dorie and they have two sons. You can follow him on Twitter: @jasonthacker ERLC Content The state of Louisiana is right to protect women The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo by Jeff Pickering Plus: Chelsea Patterson Sobolik’s CBN interview about the case How can we engage in apologetics with gentleness and respect? by Rebecca McLaughlin Explainer: Federal government creates ethics advisory board for human fetal tissue research A Q&A on coronavirus with an infectious disease specialist by Lindsay Nicolet & Brent Leatherwood Culture Coronavirus IMB forms a coronavirus task force California, Florida declare states of emergency Surgeon General says stop buying masks Conferences and events being cancelled due to COVID-19 New James Bond film premiere pushed back to November Tennessee's first case; 18 states now with confirmed cases International U.S. reaches agreement with the Taliban Colombia maintains current abortion restrictions SBC/Religion Tornado outbreak in Tennessee; SBC/TBMB responds Cooperative Program giving remains slightly ahead of last year Guidestone elects first black woman as trustee chair Bryant Wright named new president of Send Relief Politics Super Tuesday — Biden catapults into pole position; two man race Wild swings in the stock market On the Lighter Side Former Dallas Cowboys QB and CBS analyst Tony Romo just GOT PAID. No, there isn’t an Ed Sheeran impersonator performing at churches in Ohio Lunchroom Brent: Mike Trout wins Topgolf forever (USA Today) Lindsay: Arm & Hammer Advance White (seriously) And . . . Happy Birthday, sweet Marian Josh: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics— get the audio version. ERLC Resource A Human Voice: The Mystery of Life in an Age of Machines by Russell Moore Connect with us on Twitter @ERLC @jbwester @LeatherwoodTN @LindsNicolet Sponsors Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With by Sam Allberry (The Good Book Company) The Weekly – ERLC’s rundown of news and culture delivered to your inbox every Friday