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Yes, there is a physical object known as “the Chair of St. Peter.” It is housed at the Vatican, at the back of St. Peter’s basilica. Feb. 22 is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. And there is more to the story. Here are 9 things you need to know ...

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By Sheryl Tirol Director of Communications for Regis University On Lowell Boulevard in northwest Denver, a beautiful Victorian home sits just across the street from the...

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What would Thomas Aquinas make of AI?

What would Thomas Aquinas think of artificial intelligence (AI), and what does a large language model think of Thomas Aquinas? According to one German theologian, the Catholic saint and doctor of the Church can contribute to contemporary discussions about AI’s risks and its role in society. 

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Adjusting the drape of fabric just so on her artistic model, sacred artist Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs continues painting, with a stroke of oil paint here, a highlight or shadow there, working to depict the latest saint for her artistic portfolio. Elsewhere, using algorithms and data points, a computer scans the internet to “create” new art. Welcome to a brave new world pitting processors against painters.

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9 Things You Need to Know About the ‘Chair of St. Peter’

Yes, there is a physical object known as “the Chair of St. Peter.” It is housed at the Vatican, at the back of St. Peter’s basilica. Feb. 22 is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. And there is more to the story. Here are 9 things you need to know ...

What would Thomas Aquinas make of AI?

What would Thomas Aquinas think of artificial intelligence (AI), and what does a large language model think of Thomas Aquinas? According to one German theologian, the Catholic saint and doctor of the Church can contribute to contemporary discussions about AI’s risks and its role in society. 

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‘Art’ificial Intelligence: AI Can Create Religious Images in Seconds. But Is It Really Sacred Art?

Adjusting the drape of fabric just so on her artistic model, sacred artist Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs continues painting, with a stroke of oil paint here, a highlight or shadow there, working to depict the latest saint for her artistic portfolio. Elsewhere, using algorithms and data points, a computer scans the internet to “create” new art. Welcome to a brave new world pitting processors against painters.