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Cultural Update: AI Virtual Companions; Sports Gambling; Fidelity Month; Housing Racism

Cultural Update: AI Virtual Companions; Sports Gambling; Fidelity Month; Housing Racism

Update: 2024-06-07
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This week, Scott & Sean discuss:

  • AI and Virtual Companions: Discussion on potential radical changes in AI, with OpenAI and Apple possibly announcing a partnership to integrate advanced virtual companions into devices.
  • Sports Gambling: Examination of the impact of legalized sports betting on the integrity of professional sports and the pressures it places on athletes.
  • Fidelity Month: Introduced by Professor Robert George, the concept encourages a renewal of commitment to faith, family, and community values.
  • Racial Discrimination in Real Estate: A story about a Black woman facing discrimination when attempting to purchase a condo, highlighting ongoing racial bias in housing.
  • Questions from Listeners: Answers to listener questions about managing relationships with people practicing polyamory, navigating workplace diversity groups, and the appropriateness of praying to saints in Christian practice.

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Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California.

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Cultural Update: AI Virtual Companions; Sports Gambling; Fidelity Month; Housing Racism

Cultural Update: AI Virtual Companions; Sports Gambling; Fidelity Month; Housing Racism

Sean McDowell, Scott Rae